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Katherine Bindley

New Prenatal Tests Spark Debate Over Counseling For Expectant Moms | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

Devan Weathers was pulling into her office parking lot from a lunch break when she got the phone call from her doctor. She was 20 weeks pregnant wi...

New Testing for Down Syndrome: The Establishment Pushes Back

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

My hunch is that obstetricians on the front lines -- the ones who counsel pregnant women every day about their testing options -- will realize that the new tests are just plain better. Patients of all ages -- who can inform themselves more easily than ever before -- will demand them too.

Non-Invasive Tests for Down Syndrome Are Here -- Now What?

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

Science can be as dramatic as television, and in the 15 years since fetal DNA was first extracted from maternal serum, the quest to develop a reliable, non-invasive test for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities has at times resembled a soap opera.

In Defense Of Down Syndrome Children.. Like My Son

Gabe Lyons | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Gabe Lyons

Eleven years ago this week, Rebekah and I celebrated the birth of our first-born. Despite his Down syndrome diagnosis, we were overjoyed to welcome this new life into our family.

Does My Baby Have Down Syndrome? Say 'Yes' or 'No'

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2012 | Parents
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

The new maternal blood test to diagnose fetal Down syndrome in pregnancy is getting a lot of buzz.

Earlier Down Syndrome Test: 'Fear Of The Unknown'

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.11.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- The results of the blood test revealed only a risk, but when she saw them, she still threw up. Now she had to find out for sure. So she l...