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Are down syndrome babies active in the womb

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Same as others: The Down syndrome fetus has the same pattern of fetal movements as any normal fetus.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Only 50-60 percent of children with Down syndrome actually have simian creases.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Age related: Down's tends to be more related to age, that is, older mothers conceiving. If you are nervous, consider genetic counselling
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
Complex issue: Children with downs syndrome can be seriously ill at birth. They may have heart disease, bowel obstruction, serious lung disease, blood sugar problem... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Help for Downs: There are services such as early intervention to assist children under 3 years of age. Special services are school responsibility after that. There ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: To cry you need air passing over vocal cords. This is not possible until the baby is born and breathing.

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