Believe it or not, December launched conception season!
It’s the time of year that most babies are conceived given that 10 of the most common birthdays are in the month of September.
In particular, December 17th thru 31st are the most common conception date with being December 24 being the most common.
And we are in the era of the social media pregnancy as a recent survey by Wakefield research for Natera, a leader in non-invasive genetic screening, found that 83% of the 500 expecting moms surveyed planned to share all their baby moments with friends online.
About 47% of them plan to post updates 2-3 times a week to keep their Facebook friends up-to-date on their baby-baking journey.
The survey also found that 3/4ths or 79% of those surveyed will find out in advance their baby’s gender.
And for older moms like the 40 plus celebrities who gave birth after 40
(above), genetic testing is even more important given the increased risks for birth defects in their babies. Knowing as far in advance as possible can be essential
Companies like the new Panorama™ NIPT, which sponsored the survey, have created genetic screenings that can test for abnormaliites as early as 9 weeks via a routing blood draw and without all the invasive screenings like with amniocentesis which carries a miscarriage risk.
There is a bonus in that this new test can screen for gender at an accuracy rate of >99%! That is super early in the pregnancy! Amazing! Would you do use the screening?
Learn more about the new new Panorama™ NIP from its Homepage: http://www.panoramatest.com; Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PanoramaPrenatalTest or follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PanoramaTest
And in the meantime, check out this great infographic:
*note: compensation was paid for sharing this post with you but my opinions on how awesome this option would be for new and expecting moms is the same.