Edwards' syndrome


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Edwards' syndrome

[′ed·wərdz‚sin‚drōm]
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We found out the baby had Edwards' syndrome and had four holes in the heart," added Sarah, who works at the Office for National Statistics in Newport.
Dr Bryan Beattie said: "Our aim is to raise awareness of Edwards' Syndrome and through our partnership with Sarah's charity, to help couples who have already lost a baby to the condition, by providing affordable ultrasound scans to test for the condition in their next pregnancy.
The midwife mentioned Edwards' syndrome and I didn't know what it was," says 27-year-old Sarah from her home in Newport.
Sarah and her partner Dave Hope were sent to St Michael's Hospital in Bristol for further tests and it was confirmed the baby had a hole in her heart - and Edwards' syndrome, which affects one in 3,000 to 6,000 live births.
She was born with a serious chromosome defect, mosaic trisomy 18, better known as Edwards' Syndrome, where 84% of her cells were affected.
She and my other sister Helen had been on the internet and found out a lot more research had been done on Edwards' Syndrome children in America.
Later the consultant came to break the news that their daughter had Edwards' Syndrome.
His death has left a void in our lives but he has also inspired us to commit ourselves to charity and to make people aware that Edwards' Syndrome can be fought.
Children with Edwards' Syndrome risk a 90 per cent chance of dying before their first birthday.
We had a cordocentesis done to try to establish if our baby had Edwards' Syndrome, but the results of this proved inconclusive.