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What are the chances of a person with down syndrome passing it to their kids

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 50/50: Many females with Down syndrome can get pregnant, maybe one half or more. It's estimated that 35 to 50 percent of their children will have down synd... Read More
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 35 years experience
It depends: Women with Down syndrome can get pregnant, and often their pregnancies are complicated. If the Down syndrome in the mother is caused by one extra chro... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
ACOG charts show the: risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. the risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Maternal Age: The risk increases with your age. Your eggs are formed before birth and they remain in the ovary waiting their turn to ovulate. We believe that that o... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Getting higher: These risks are basically related to age.As you pass 40 it hits 1% and by 45=2% and after 50 as much as 5%.You must add that to the 4% baseline every ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: Recurrence risk for traditional 21 trisomy ds is 1% plus any age related risk. If the 1st offspring has a translocation ds (2%) which is extra 21 ma... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
No: The most significant risk factor for down's syndrome is the mother's age. Please speak to your doctor about the pros and cons and risks to you and the... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
Interventional Radiology 36 years experience
There : There are several ultrasound findings that can suggest down sysndrome, and echogenic bowel is one of them. There could be other explanations for that... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Pregnancy risk : At your age, there is generally a much higher risk of downs syndrome and it would be more difficult to pregnant. See your doctor for advice specific t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Downs Syndrome: I assume you mean toilet training? Either way, this site should be a good source for all of your Down's Syndrome questions. Also, look for local suppo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
1/100 births: As above the rate of ds births are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40.There is always a b... Read More

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