Hi all! Did any of you see Corry on friday night? It was rather disturbing, for those of you that didn't see it, as Katy, Owen's daughter, was really upset by her dad at her baby's scan because just after the sonographer had said everything was fine, Owen asked if the baby could have EDS because his daughter (Katy's sister Izzy) is severely disabled with EDS. Thankfully the sonographer understood that it was a connective tissue problem and that scans only deal with mechanical problems, but said Katy needed to talk to her gynacologist about it. The implication was that the baby could be born severely disabled-although the sonographer did say that EDS could only be diagnosed after birth, not before, but I felt a wrong slant was put on the whole thing and that it was very negative. I am also puzzled, because there is no mention that Owen has it, or that Katy's mum had it, or that Katy herself has it, so surely the chances of Katy's baby having it severely are very small anyway? If there is hypermobility in the family, as there must be somewhere, then yes, the baby could be hypermobile. But I think ITV needs to explain very clearly the difference between the syndrome and just being hypermobile, as such a large percentage of the general population are hypermobile and never have any real problems with it. Hearing the programme on friday could be very scarey for prospective parents when they don't know anything about it, but think their child could be born severely disabled...What do others think? I know someone from a Facebook group I belong to has already contacted ITV to ask where this storyline is going and how they intend to carry it through...I wonder if the HMSA should make an official response, depending where the storyline is going, just to clear the air?
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