|Cuddles in Mummy and Daddy's bed|
|Watching TV with Isaiah|
I was sad to read a friend's post on Facebook today (she has a son with Down Syndrome who is the same age as Felix). She mentioned that the new blood test, available to screen for Down Syndrome in pregnant women, has been released worldwide today. It will now be possible for women, of any age, to be tested to see if their baby has Down Syndrome through a simple blood test in the early weeks of their pregnancy. From what I have read, this test is meant to be very accurate (approx 98%), and will make termination of the pregnancy a lot simpler due to early detection. Essentially, what this means is that people with Down Syndrome could almost cease to exist in years to come. The termination rate, which is already around 94% worldwide, now has the potential to rise even higher. What a tragic day!
|Poor baby with his bruised eye :(|