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Named after John Langdon Down, the first physician to identify the syndrome, Down syndrome is the most frequent genetic cause of mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities and associated medical problems and occurs in one out of 800 live births, in all races and economic groups. Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder caused by an error in cell division that results in the presence of an additional third chromosome 21 or "trisomy 21."

After going through IVF we were delighted to find out that we were pregnant with twin girls. Unfortunately, my cervix started to open too early and I had to go on bed rest at 19 weeks. Dr Rosa Won was so wonderful in diagnosing the problem and then managing my case. If she had not found the cervical insufficiency we could have lost the twins. It was a scary time but Dr. Won’s compassion, kindness and medical expertise helped put us at ease. We cannot thank her enough for the great care she gave to us.

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