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How To Prevent Down Syndrome When Pregnant
Going on 28weeks pregnant still not really feeling movement does this mean Down syndrome ? Baby with down syndrome does it move less in womb ?
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 not as far along as you thought? Have you had obstetric care? Lack of movement at 28 weeks suggests either lack for amniotic fluid prohibiting fetal movement, or a neuromuscular or other condition preventing the fetus from kicking. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Any pregnancy @ risk: There is a risk of unexpected outcome with any pregnancy of at least 4%.(premi, cleft, chromosome defect) ds risk is present with any pregnancy. Those who want can have the chromosome makeup of the fetus tested during pregnancy. The procedures have risk & should only be used when considering termination.The lowest statistical risk occurs with pregnancy in the early 20's. ...Read more
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 chromosome 21, then the risk that she will conceive a child with trisomy 21 is about 50%. However, some down syndrome women may have a translocation - with the extra chromosome 21 attached to another chromosome. Then the risks might be higher, even 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 42 and pregnant my partner is 24 what are our odds of having a healthy baby im 42 and pregnant my partner ia 24 and i want to know what are our chances of having a healthy baby...See i had a Down syndrome baby when i was 39 with my ex husband and now i
Relative risk: Your previous DS birth adds 1% to your risk of a repeat.Add that to 1% by age and 4% risk of some unexpected outcome that all pregnant mothers have. So in fact your estimated chance of a normal outcome is 94%.I would encourage you to have screening done and proceed as you wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My first child has a downsyndrome is it possible that my next future children will have down syndrome if i will get pregnant with the same guy?
Depends: Traditional 21 trisomy has a cited recurrence risk of 1%, regardless of the male. If the child has a variant form of DS caused by a translocation, the risk is much higher.This can all be worked out with a genetic counselor. ...Read more
At 37, I had two miscarriages for my second child. Does it mean if I get pregnant again my child will have down syndrome?
I'm 36 years old trying to get pregnant but I'm concerned about having a Down syndrome because of my age how at risk I will be if I conceived?
For giving birth: to a child with DS your risk is 1:275. At 16 weeks gestation your risk of having a fetus with DS is 1:200. This is assuming there is no FH of Down Syndrome. These numbers are approximations based on no other risk factors. They all, however, calculate your risk of having a child without DS at greater than 99 percent. ...Read more
I am 38 and pregnant. How will i know that i will not have a baby with down syndrome? I am scared.
Surveylance: There are some screening tests that can be done in pregnancy that are non invasive & give suggestive data. A blood test on you is non specific but can suggest a problem, a high resolution ultrasound can look for some suggestive features, an amniocentesis can tell for sure. Your risk at 38 is ~ 1/270 so you are not as high a risk as you suppose. ...Read more
I am 34 years old female. And now I am pregnant, 16 weeks. And I worry about my baby's health, for example, Down syndrome, congenital CP.
Congrats!: Normal concerns, they come with every pregnancy. Te good news is screening for problems is more common and 3D and 4D ultrasounds practically let us see the fetus. Cerebral palsy happens around the birth experience not in your womb. Just relax, enjoy your pregnancy and let the docs be vigilant about assessing the health and well being of your baby. :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best test that my wife can do it to detect down syndrome? My wife now is pregnant with first trimester
Tests for Downs: There are several tests that are used to detect downs syndrome. There is a new blood test being introduced that purports to diagnose downs syndrome early in the pregnancy. Other tests include ultrasound of the fetus looking for nuchal folds or hert abnormalities characteristic. The statndard test is amniocentesis., which is done between 12 and 16 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is an extra chromosome present. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. Children with Down syndrome share a common physical appearance including a flattened nose, small ears, a small mouth, upward slanting eyes, and a single crease in the ...Read more
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