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What is Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by mental and developmental impairments.

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Caring for a child with Down syndrome

When caring for a child with Down syndrome, you might face some challenges different to other parents.

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Screening for Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects 1 in 1,00 babies. Find out about the screening and diagnostic tests that can detect the condition.

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Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)

A non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) is a sensitive test to screen for Down syndrome and some other chromosomal disorders early in pregnancy.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition some women may experience during pregnancy. Learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and how to treat it.

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.

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What is a childhood disability?

Learn more about childhood disabilities such as congenital disorders, disabilities developed after birth and disabilities caused by injury.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a range of conditions caused by exposure to alcohol during pregnancy. Learn more about FASD here.

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What is a congenital disorder?

Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.

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What is prenatal screening?

Prenatal screening won't tell you if your baby has a health condition, but it can assess your risk. Learn more here about deciding whether to have a prenatal screening test.

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