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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."

At our 20 week regular appointment, we were given the devastating news that the amnionic sac was torn and our baby had little amniotic fluid in which to breath and grow. Amidst all of this Dr. Traynor carefully and gently helped us to understand our options and the possible outcomes. Unlike every other doctor I have seen, Dr. Traynor spent many hours with us, over several weeks, until we came to our decision: to continue with the pregnancy. During the following months, including a six-week hospital stay, Dr. Traynor and his staff were always available for any questions or concerns we had. With a combination of professionalism, positive attitude, and pure friendliness, Dr. Traynor carefully led us through a long and difficult journey, even after our miracle boy was born.

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