is a genetic disorder caused by a third copy of all or part of chromosome 18 and occurs in about one out of every 5,000 births.
Caroline and her husband Kerem discovered that Ayla would suffer from Edwards' syndrome
when she was 17 weeks pregnant - and the couple now credit their daughter's thriving life to the team at Children's Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS.
The simple blood test is used to detect the condition and can also pick up Patau's and Edwards' syndromes
Back in March, a consultant discovered that Sarah's unborn baby might have Edwards' syndrome
, the UK's second most common syndrome after Down's.
is the second most common genetic disease in babies after Down's syndrome, but is rarely talked about.
Debbie and Mo spoke after Noah finally lost his battle against the effects of Edwards' Syndrome
at the family home in Callier Close, Cawston, near Rugby, on Sunday .
Luke has Edwards' Syndrome
, a rare genetic condition from which most babies die in the womb.
But a planned operation at Alder Hey was cancelled after a test revealed he was also suffering from Edwards' Syndrome
, a rare chromosome defect which medics said would kill him within months or even weeks.
Orla Machin suffers from incurable Edwards' Syndrome
, which claims 99 per cent of its victims within their first year of life.
Janini is a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) that screens for the three most common 'trisomy' conditions present at birth; Down's Syndrome, Edwards' Syndrome
and Patau Syndrome, caused by extra or missing genetic information in the baby's DNA, in addition to the baby's gender.
Sarah Davies said she was "devastated beyond words" when she found out 20 weeks into her pregnancy that her daughter Ffion had no chance of survival after being diagnosed with Edwards' syndrome
Laura, who died in January aged 34, was born with mosaic trisomy 18 - also known as Edwards' Syndrome
- a serious disorder for which there is no cure or treatment.