Look here for the biggest lie I've seen in a while. (Last time was the goons in Australia hinting that Down syndrome is from incestuous relationships... see my comments then)
And this was on Goole's Alert for Down syndrome.!!!! Too bad it was an ad.. no "comments" area to blast at them. Who many people will see this and be misled?
Fact one: Most babies with Down syndrome are born to younger mothers. They are more fertile. So even though the risk goes up with maternal age, still most are born to women under 35.
Fact two: The incidence is 1/800-1,000, not 1/675
Fact three: Undiagnosed cases of Down syndrome are pretty rare... I would quess about one half of one percent of all babies with Down syndrome, or about one in 18,000 babies. And the undiagnosed children usually have mosaic Down syndrome.
And then they go on and talk about women being in fear about the "danger" of ultrasound, while in the same sentence talking about amniocentsis with no mention of danger.
To top it off, I went to his web site. He wants to help parents whose babies were not diagnosed in ultrasound!!LOL. As if ultrasound has ever been considered accurate as regards Down syndrome, or that a case can be made for "undiagnosis of Down syndrome through ultrasound...."
SHAME ON GOOGLE ALERTS FOR PUTTING THIS TRASHY, INSULTINGLY NEGATIVE AD IN.