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Trisomy 18

Waiting for Baby: Story of My Miscarriages

Marilisa Vergottini | Posted 04.20.2017 | Parents
Marilisa Vergottini

A whopping six pregnancies in six years, four losses in thirteen months and I can feel the hope slipping. And yet. And yet. We will keep trying.

Why I Believe in Miracles Even After My Son's Death

Jessi Snapp | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Jessi Snapp

My miracle came beautifully wrapped up in a feeble baby boy who fit perfectly in my arms. He was tiny and his life so very brief. But he is no less a miracle. He is my miracle. And I will never stop believing in the power and hope that continues to manifests in his life.

When Your Baby Is 'Some Assembly Required'

Karyn Pickles | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

It took us long time to get pregnant with Molly. Not a long, long time, but long enough. Long enough to start to get used to the knot in my stomach every month as I counted the days and the symptoms, trying not to convince myself that every little twinge of nausea was a good sign.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Is This the Brave New World We Want?

Alexandra Minna Stern | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Alexandra Minna Stern

If NIPT becomes part of routine prenatal care, it poses real challenges for genetic counselors, whose professional charge is to communicate genetic information to a wide range of clients in a manner that respects reproductive autonomy and the rights of people with disabilities.

In Arizona, You'd Be Pregnant By Now!

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Deborah Stambler

Some who favor this law are claiming that it protects women. I'm not sure how that logic works. It seems to follow the same rule that claims every woman in Arizona who has her period is pregnant.

When It Comes To Parenting, The Political Is Very Personal For Santorum

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Never has a presidential candidate lived so searing a parenting tale while he campaigns. In that way, the former Pennsylvania Senator's life is both a very singular and personal story, and also a very public window into the kinds of private choices families find themselves making across the country every day.

Bella Santorum Hospitalized With Pneumonia: Is It A Complication Of Trisomy 18?

Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Bella Santorum, the youngest daughter of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, will continue to stay in the hospital with pneumonia for two...

Inside Bella Santorum's Life-Threatening Condition

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

This weekend, Rick Santorum left the campaign trail to be with his 3-year-old daughter, Isabella, who was hospitalized with pneumonia. Fortunately, Be...

Bella Santorum: What Is Trisomy 18?

The Huffington Post | Jocelyn Richard | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Few politicians have wed their political and family lives quite like GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Frequently hitting the campaign trail w...

Rick Santorum's Heartbreaking Family Situation

The Washington Post | Melinda Henneberger | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

At the lectern in a packed convention center last month, Rick Santorum spoke haltingly, not for the first or the last time, about his seriously ill yo...