Many parents in the Global Down Syndrome community devote their time, skills and knowledge to improving the health of our children. I would like to devote this small portion of my website to recognising parents for their outstanding service to community.
Being the new parent of a child with Down Syndrome (DS) can be very overwhelming. Apart from dealing with the emotional roller coaster ride, your schedule becomes jam packed with medical appointments and therapy sessions immediately after you give birth.
Neurodevelopment is defined as the brain’s development of neurological pathways that influence performance or functioning. Environmental Enrichment (EE) is a form of neurodevelopment accessible to children with Down Syndrome at birth. However, despite its beneficial effects it is not sufficient
This preconception series will guide you through step by step details of what people with the MTHFR gene mutation need to do to prepare for pregnancy. And even if you or your partner don’t have the MTHFR gene mutation, this work is still a must for anyone preparing for pregnancy.
Gabi Giacomin - MClSc, BHSc, Dip (Nat)(Herb Med), SAC
Naturopath Specialising in Down Syndrome
The Conscious Pod is dedicated to providing parents with research which identifies the root cause of disease associated with Down Syndrome. We recommend Natural Treatment Solutions aimed at optimum growth and development. We update our blog posts regularly for the education and enjoyment of our readers.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP) are pioneers in child brain development. They are recognised internationally for the work they do with brain injured children, assisting them to strive for intellectual, physical and social excellence. Their work isRead more
What our Community says
As a scientist and mother of a child with DS and part of the team who developed Targeted Nutritional Intervention, I have witnessed the growth in Gabi's knowledge of the biochemistry of people with Down Syndrome with great interest and pride. I highly recommend her as a healthcare provider and have let her know our entire team is at her disposal.
I have loved watching the growth in Gabi’s passion for learning about the intricacies of the biochemistry of Trisomy 21, and how to support it health wise, since she had her beautiful daughter. Gabi has always been so generous in sharing her extensive knowledge within the DS community online, and I am grateful for her writing these guest posts for us.
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