Negative perceptions are a thing of the past as Fife celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Fife Today

Megan and Callum with Carson and Isla. Pic: Fife Photo Agency.

Down syndrome is a condition where a person has an extra chromosome which determines how a their body forms and functions as it grows during pregnancy and after birth.

Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes with babies born with Down syndrome having an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21.

The extra copy of chromosome 21 changes how a baby’s body and brain develop in the womb, which can cause mental and physical differences.

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