Thanks for visiting! I’m Jess Plummer, and I give families living with Trisomy 18, Balanced Translocation, and Special Needs the care tips I’ve learned as a medical mom, and where possible helping them develop their own approaches.
The big reasons this blog came about…
In 2015, I delivered my beautiful daughter who happens to have Partial Trisomy 18. Read Aubby’s story.
Due to the hurdles my family went through for her care — starting even before she was born — I started this blog to help others. What I and my family have learned, I’m sharing with you with my husband’s full support. We don’t want anybody having to go through what we did.
In December 2017, I lost a pregnancy at 17 weeks.
It was my first attempt to conceive after three early miscarriages, and Aubby’s birth and finding out about my Balanced Translocation. That led to Brennon’s story and what got me sharing my family’s experiences at all. It just started needing said.
And then, after a 10-week loss and another early miscarriage, my third miracle happened and I succeeded in delivering my delightful little son who has typical chromosomes in summer of 2019…
His story pending. 😉
Bio In A Nutshell
Jess Plummer blogs on ChromoChallenges about Trisomy 18, Balanced Translocation, and Special Needs living. Her life as a medical mom is where these issues came together in 2015, and she’s here to share the care tips she’s learned as a medical mom, and where possible helping them develop their own approaches.
Jess attended Missouri State University and has a background in technical writing (BS degree, 2009) with creative writing flair (MA degree, 2011). Her experience spans research, writing, copyediting, and data entry experience in creative, archaeological, medical/scientific, and manufacturing fields.
- Redefining Trisomy 18: More Than Ten Percent (Surviving the First Year as a Trisomy Mama). Jessica & Aubby Plummer, Partial Trisomy 18. September 18, 2018.
- Cady RK, Farmer K, Hall J. The Bowel and Migraine. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012 March. [DOI: 10.1007/s11916-012-0258-y.]
This article explores possible relationships between migraine, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease (CD), and gluten sensitivity. I researched migraine, gluten sensitivity, gluten diet, the bowel, and nervous systems using online and print materials. I wrote the literature review for this paper but was primary writer for the portion on gluten sensitivity.
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