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are down syndrome babies active in the womb

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow olde ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maulik Shah
24 years experience Clinical Genetics
No correct answer: Children with down's syndrome have certain features that are indicative while in utero. Weight is not one of them. In utero weight is dependent on s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not specifically: Ds infants can have any of the sporadic issues that affect non ds infants, like esophageal atresia, where the swallowing tube is not hooked up, or uri ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Same as others: The Down syndrome fetus has the same pattern of fetal movements as any normal fetus.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not characteristic: Down syndrome fetuses usually kick just fine. You should see a perinatologist for a targeted ultrasound, if your dates are correct. perhaps you are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Checking limb length on ultrasound can be one of the ways to screen for downs syndrome.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Only 50-60 percent of children with Down syndrome actually have simian creases.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
35 years experience Pediatrics
Need more info: Babies with Down syndrome typically have short necks with extra tissue. Having this noted on ultrasound does not necessarily mean the baby has down sy ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Age related: Down's tends to be more related to age, that is, older mothers conceiving. If you are nervous, consider genetic counselling

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