To the Editor In the article, “Reflections on a Prenatal Diagnosis of Trisomy 21 Syndrome,” Davis recounts her own emotional and logical transition from “physician” to “mother.”1 Her brave, and likely therapeutic, recollection of her past 2 years is a moving tale that many modern female physicians have shared. Professional women, especially those in medicine, are having children later in life and have a higher incidence of pregnancy complications.2 As such, invasive procedures are becoming relics of the past compared with noninvasive cell-free DNA analysis. While this piece of knowledge can be both a blessing and a curse, Davis sheds light on an entire group of women physicians who, by default of an advanced age of maternity, have received some spectrum of similar pregnancy news.
Schulz EV. Prenatally Diagnosed Trisomy 21. JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1595