When Kecia Cox gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome, her world was turned upside down. But Kecia learned to love not just this baby but also another child with the condition whom she later adopted from an overseas orphanage. And there was another twist to come: Kecia then found out she was to be a mummy again – and this time to twins.
Most mothers-to-be probably worry whether their child will be born healthy. Although scans can give reassurances that everything is alright, waiting to find out for sure if all is well with the little life inside you can be a very stressful experience. For some mothers, it’s only when they can hold the baby in their arms and see he or she is okay that they can finally relax.
According to the website Parents.com, any of kind of birth defect is rare, occurring in just 4 percent of babies, which includes all serious and minor conditions. Even if a scan picks up something, often further tests and examinations find that the complication is not serious. On the other hand, any risks can be affected by a woman’s family history and age.