Prevention And Prevention Of The Cdc ( Centers For Disease Control, Prevention )

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There are no amount of words that could truly express the feeling that you get when you finally see the baby that you have grown to love from inside the womb looking up at you. Overwhelmed, is a word I am sure many new mothers would say expresses all of their emotions into one. Becoming a parent is one of the most frightening, terrifying, paralyzing and yet most astounding, breath-taking, remarkable experiences any woman could be a part of. It is the hope of every parent that his or her child will grow to be healthy, strong, and will flourish throughout their life time. Unfortunately this is not always the case, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) “About 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism.” There has been a significant increase of 17.1 % over the last century in developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD and overall developmental delays. The findings of a child being diagnosed with a development disorder is one of the most strenuous, and troubling things parent(s) can hear. Fortunately, in the mid-1970’s a procedure coined Amniocentesis was making a rise. By 1997, there were over roughly 800 different diagnostic tests that were effective for genetic disorders such as Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, muscular…

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