Eliana's Journey: Newborn Battling Trisomy 18 Gains Worldwide Attention
The couple say they were first alerted during Naomi's second trimester of pregnancy, that their daughter – if she made it to birth – would face the long odds of “Edwards Syndrome,” also called “Trisomy 18” because it entails an extra (third) 18th ...
10TV - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:58

The Tragedy of Trisomy and the Need for Awareness
The Zawalicks learned that Brielle had Trisomy 13, a rare chromosomal disease and fatal genetic birth order. Brielle had three copies of chromosome 13 in every cell of the body, rather than the normal two copies. "I knew that these things could happen, ...
GoLocal Worcester - Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:30

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Invasive Procedures
Joseph R. Wax, MD, from the Maine Medical Center in Portland, and colleagues compared maternal demographics, aneuploidy risk factors, rates of genetic counseling, invasive diagnostic procedures, and trisomy 21 detection in women at increased risk for ...
Monthly Prescribing Reference - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:07

Couple hopes to add to their family through adoption
Tim and Amy Lawler of Springfield have always dreamed of having a big family. Already parents of a toddler, T.J., the Lawlers' daughter, Mya Josephine, sadly passed away last summer at just 13 days old. To help them through their personal tragedy and ...
Delco News Network - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:48

Prenatal Tests Have High Failure Rate, Triggering Abortions
The test revealed the fetus had Trisomy 18 or Edwards syndrome, a painful genetic condition that is nearly always fatal, and their doctor told them to prepare for the worst. "If you google Trisomy 18, your heart will just shatter with the prognosis ...
MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog) - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:15

Prenatal Testing: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis
New York Times (blog) - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:26

How accurate are non-invasive prenatal screening procedures?
Genetic Literacy Project - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:52

New Prenatal Screening Tests are Leading to Abortions of Healthy Babies
LifeNews.com - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:37

Prenatal Tests Highly Inaccurate; May Prompt Unnecessary Abortions
Growing Your Baby - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:41

Don't trust prenatal tests because of high failure risk
Islamabad Globe - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:32

Delco couple hopes to add to their family through adoption
After exhausting weeks of testing and around-the-clock hospital care, Mya was diagnosed with a fatal chromosomal disorder, Trisomy #13. On July 10, their baby girl passed away. “They have lived every parent's nightmare. Nobody should ever have to bury ...
The Delaware County Daily Times - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:56

Doctor Refuses to Treat Child With Trisomy 18, Tells Mom “She's Lived Longer ...
Well, we pay close attention to these updates that we receive because Lila has Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) which is the same chromosome abnormality that our 5 ½ years old daughter Faith has. These respiratory viruses can be particularly difficult for ...
LifeNews.com - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:06

Rick Santorum planning 2016 presidential bid amidst crowded field
But in 2012, while Santorum was on the campaign trail, she contracted pneumonia – a common complication in Trisomy 18 children – and was hospitalized. At the time, Santorum returned home to be with her. Shortly afterward, he announced the suspension ...
Lifesite - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:42

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