It’s a whole new world for children born with Down syndrome (also known as Down’s syndrome–both are correct). In the past, a child born with the chromosomal disorder may have faced a life of exclusion, ridicule and perhaps even institutionalization. We did not understand the disorder and humans unfortunately tend to isolate and ostracize that which we do not understand.
Q. Besides taking prenatal vitamins, are there other nutritional guidelines I should follow before getting pregnant?
Q – My husband and I are about to start trying for a baby and I was wondering if there is anything specific I should do to prepare my body? Should I be cutting anything out of my diet or do more exercise? Will anything help me conceive faster?
Q – What’s the deal with folic acid? I know I’m supposed to start taking it but don’t fully understand why? Should I take it before I get pregnant or just during my pregnancy? Do I need to keep taking it if I’m breastfeeding?