FORCE OF NATURE
It is estimated that at least 80% of foetuses with Down’s syndrome are miscarried or stillborn. This figure could be even higher as most miscarriages are not analysed. I remember our genetic counsellor explaining how a pregnant mother’s body is like a spell checker that checks all the chromosomes are correct, and if not, nature takes it’s own course. She literally said how Seb had “slipped through the net”.
Of those foetuses that survive and are identified as having Down’s syndrome in utero, over 95% are (heartbreakingly) terminated. Seb having Down’s syndrome was not picked up during pregnancy, his measurements were considered “low risk” and *thankfully* I was blissfully unaware and never given any choices to make or pressured into making decisions. I will never, ever, ever stop being thankful for that….I cannot imagine my life without this gorgeous bundle of energy in it.
Seb really IS my little Force of Nature xx