Early Life and Childhood/Youth Prompt 1

An article in the Los Angeles Time was published saying that infant mortalities have decreased. The reason why many infant mortality occurred was that of low birth weight, congenital malformations, sudden infant death syndrome and maternal complications(Gorman, 2013). This was advertised to thousands of people and health officials focused on reducing infant mortality by providing quality prenatal care for months. So nothing occurs to their infants. This is where they health officials would make money. But good medical care during pregnancy cannot undo a lifetime of exposure to stress and bad environments (Gorman, 2013). Also, private cord blood banks are telling families that saving their umbilical cord would save their life if they needed it (Moninger, 2015). When Tracey and Victor Done’s 4-month-old son needed it, it did not work for him. The bank was alleging false advertising and consumer fraud (Moninger, 2015)

I say that the pre-parents would like to know if any genetic mutations they have will be passed down to their new/future child. My sister has a little girl who inherited a disease called dystonia with cerebral parsley. That diseases will never allow her to live a normal life. My sister wanted to have another child and she wanted to see the chances of her next child having the same disease. She and her husband had to get a genetic testing done. Fortunately, their next child came out healthy.

Gorman, A. (2013, April 17). U.S. infant mortality rate declines. Retrieved July 21, 2017, from http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/17/science/la-sci-infant-mortality-20130417

Moninger, J. (2015, July 28). The Cord Blood Controversy. Retrieved July 21, 2017, from http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-baby/cord-blood-banking/the-cord-blood-controversy/


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