Typically, when a child enters the world, after they have been weighed and cleaned up, mom and dad like to make sure that baby has ten fingers and ten toes, making sure all is well with their little bundle of joy. But science is ever-progressive, and as such, are able to offer genome sequencing to the parents of newborn children. A new study, published earlier this month in the journal Genetics in Medicine, explored how the parents of newborns responded to the offer of having their little one’s genome sequenced.
Megan Haggerty and Clyde Bodge went through what they thought would be the biggest shock of their lives when they learned triplet boys would be joining their already large family—three children (6, 8, and 10) from Megan’s first marriage and a daughter (then a year old). But now, with twins on their way their family of eight, their family is about to get even bigger!
Being told that the baby you’re carrying may not have a chance at a normal, healthy, functioning life is a heartache that no parent ever wants to imagine. And, until placed in it, no one can honestly, truly, without a doubt say how we would respond in that sort of situation. For Zachary Diamond and Angie Nunes, the decision didn’t come easily, but now, as they look at their perfectly healthy six-month-old son, Solomon, they have no doubts that they made the right decision.