Two mums talk about the importance of the language that health professionals use when talking to parents and parents-to-be about conditions like Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome.
I am a speech and language therapist, mum to a 21 year old young lady with an extra chromsome (as well as 3 other young adults) and have a strong interest in antenatal screening for Down's syndrome.
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