After a normal pregnancy and healthy delivery, Trinity was diagnosed at birth with cleft lip and palate, birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. Her parents, Krisha and Jason, didn’t know much about these conditions at the time. They were quickly referred to the CHOC Cleft […]
Just like most sisters, Tristyn and Raigyn Snyder will share toys, clothes and friends throughout their lives. They also share something unique: a genetic condition called Van der Woude syndrome. In the Genes When Cindy Snyder was 12 weeks pregnant with Tristyn, a prenatal ultrasound showed that the baby had a bilateral cleft lip and […]
Common birth defects include heart defects, cleft lip and cleft palate, Down syndrome and spina bifida. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly 1 percent of, or about 40,000, births per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At CHOC Children’s, there are hundreds of stories of the beautiful and courageous children with Down Syndrome that touch our lives every day. There are many ways to commemorate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, including sharing your own story of a loved one who has this condition and the special role they’ve played in your life. […]
CHOC Children’s is excited to announce the recent launch of the CHOC Children’s Down Syndrome Program—An Alliance with the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. The new program will focus on diagnosing and treating the complex medical aspects of Down syndrome, and provide patients with comprehensive, coordinated specialty care. The program was created to help […]