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Pregnancy Worries Spark The Most Amazing Video About Down’s Syndrome

A video, launched for World Down’s Syndrome Day on Friday 21st March, stars actors with Down’s syndrome telling mums-to-be what to expect

In pregnancy, we all have worries about our growing baby. But what if you were told your unborn child has Down’s syndrome – who would you ask for advice?

One mum-to-be, told her baby has Down’s syndrome, contacted the National Association of People with Down Syndrome with the following message:

‘I'm expecting a baby. I've discovered he has Down syndrome. I'm scared: what kind of life will my child have?’

The association responded to the woman’s question in perhaps the best way possible – with a video that has been viewed over a million times since it’s release less than a week ago.

Watch the video below and have tissues at hand – it’s a tearjerker.

The video features 15 European young adults and children with Down's syndrome, all who tell the mum-to-be what her child will be able to do.

In the UK, there are around 6,000 people living with Down's syndrome and 750 babies born with the genetic condition each year.

What advice would you share with other mums? Let us know in the comments box below.

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