|Is this a face that is suffering??|
Materni21 (the new blood test) will be able to tell a family 100% if their unborn child has Trisomy 21, or Down Syndrome. Currently, there is only amniocentesis available for testing, and the false positives produced from this test are still fairly high. Only 1/10 families who receive a positive diagnosis of T21 will choose to keep their child.
There is so much false information being passed around, even in today's day in age. I personally have had commenters telling me that Everleigh won't live to a decent age (fact: people with Ds have a lifespan of 60+ years), or that she'll be retarded (fact: T21 can have an impact on mental ability, but each individual is different), or that she'll never learn to walk or talk (fact: kids w/Ds will learn to walk and talk, but on their own time. Parents who have a child w/Ds need to learn to throw the "typical" timelines away and go by their child's own timeline).
Everleigh laughs (as you can see up there), she cries, she poops, she sleeps. She pulls hair, she spits up, she breaks hearts, and she brings families together.
|She can scream with the best of them LOL|