SHAME: Today Show portrayed Down syndrome in a purely negative light. Here’s what they didn’t tell you.
Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East is expecting her first child with her husband, Andrew East. They had previously suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage, and were thrilled to find out they were expecting again. But that excitement turned to fear when they discovered their child might have Down syndrome.
The Today Show covered the couple’s pregnancy journey, including the complications that were found at a routine 20-week ultrasound. It turned out their baby had a two-vessel umbilical cord to the placenta, as well as dilated kidneys. These can be considered markers for Down syndrome, and the couple was recommended to undergo genetic testing. Read More