My 23 year old DD has Downs but lives on her own with her 22 year old partner who also has downs. they are a great couple, been together for 6 years and are engaged. They are sexually active and have been for the last 5 and a half years. My daughter was on the pill for her periods, so i thought. She came over the other day (She visits every second day and I check in on my way home from work) and told me she had some great news. She was so excited. She's pregnant. They tried to conceive and are over the moon! She is my only daughter but I fear for her. I acted as if it was a good thing since I didnt want to crush her. I dont know what to do! I asked her doctor when she was a child about this, they said it was VERY VERY unlikely she would ever be able to conceive.
Firstly I personally had no idea that men cannot father children, I honestly have never looked into it! and if that is the case there are two options - False positive or he isn't the father. I will be looking into that!
Secondly yes they are able to care for themselves, they also fight and at times it has been physical not beating eachother but throwing a couple of things around a few years ago. In the last 2-3 years since they moved out there has been one fight were things got to that point. When it does I go over, I talk to them. Both of them usually crying and sobbing with guilt. There is much love there and its hard for them some times.