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 child but also another with the condition whom she later adopted. And there was yet another twist to come. You see, the Utah native then found out that she was to be a mom again – this time, to twins.
Most mothers-to-be may worry whether their children will be born healthy. And 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 moms, then, they can only finally relax when they hold their babies in their arms and see that all is okay.
However, according to the website Parents.com, any kind of birth defect is rare, since they occur in just 4 percent of babies. And even if a scan does pick up something, often further tests and examinations find that the complication isn’t serious. On the other hand, though, both a woman’s family history and age may up the risk of birth defects in their child.