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Test For Down Syndrome

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WASHINGTON - One in every 800 children are born with Down Syndrome and now there is a recommendation that all pregnant women get screened for it.

Usually women over 35 years old get screened for it but the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists encouraged all pregnant women get the test for the common birth defect.

Some women do not think the test is necessary while others believe it is a good idea.

Kennewick Mother Rhonda Cain said, "I feel that it would give the mother an option to decide is that something she could love unconditional or adopt it out. "

Medical Officials said the tests for the condition are less invasive then they used to be and widely available.

Some of the tests are able to tell if the fetus has Down Syndrome or other kinds of defects in the first trimester.