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What Are The Chances Of My Baby Having Down Syndrome
Variable: A thorough assessment of anyone's risks for pregnancy includes age, pre-pregnancy health ; medications, and an assessment of the genetic input from both parents. A 43 yo has ~1/30 risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome birth, added to a general 4% risk with any pregnancy for an unexpected event (cleft, premi, illness). A consultation with a genetic counselor could define your specific risks. ...Read more
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 lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery,the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more
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 lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more
If Mom is 36 at term: risk of having a fetus with DS at 16 weeks' gestation is 1:200; risk of having a full-term baby with DS is 1:275. If mom is 37 at term, risk at 16 weeks is 1:150; at term, 1:225, because some pregnancies are lost. Comprehensive 1st trimester screening & integrated 1st & 2nd trimester screening calculate risk by specific hormone & protein levels in mom's blood + fetal ultrasound + maternal age. ...Read more
Get cardiology evalu: It's estimated that 4 to 20 liveborn infants per 1000 have a cardiac malformation. Around 40% diagnosed during the first year if live. True prevalence may be higher. Bicuspid valve, the most common cardiac malformation is excluded from the estimates. The genetic contribution have been underestimated in the past. A lot of new data emerging. Go the aha scientific statements in chd and genetics. ...Read more
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 baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.This must be added to specific age related risk. A visit with a genetic counselor can identify specific risk for any couple. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?
Here are some...: Stress-related period irregularity has been not infrequently discussed, but this odd may widely vary among people due to their different personal tolerance and resilience to cope with stress. As to pre-cum induced pregnancy, it is almost next to zero. But still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still in doubt for no contraceptive is 100% success. ...Read more
Conceive younger age: As females get older the likelihood they will have a child with trisomies , such as down syndrome increases. So, the younger the egg cells the lower the risk for down syndrome. There are tests that can be done during early pregnancy that would detect if fetus has down syndrome, and some couples choose to terminate pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the odds of my unborn baby having down's syndrome are 1 in almost 3000, what is the likelihood that she will actually have it?
1 in 3000: I think you answered your own question. ...Read more
See below: Usually minimal. You naturally try and get your arms in front to take a fall. The child is also somewhat protected by the tissue surrounding it. I would suggest going to your OB doctor or an urgent care center if you fell directly on your abdomen to check for fetal heart tones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Recurrence risk of any chd (not the specific defect) is about 4 % unless one or both parents have any form of chd which adds to the risk factors. If you've had a previous child with any form of chd the risk doubles.Discussion of this and any other issue with a genetic counselor is worth doing.There can be other factors from either side of the family that may come into play with any pregnancy. ...Read more
If you are old : enough and want her, they may if they remove her. In situations like this, they ask the parent and child and extended family who would be willing to take the child in question. Worrying about this is useless. Better to ask your mom/dad what is going on and get them help. Provide any therapy to your sister about the changes shes going thru. ...Read more
If my 2nd son had hemolytic disease of the newborn, what are the chances the rest of my babies will as well?
Depends: Hemolytic disease of the newborn, which is due to rh or ABO incompatibility, happens when the newborn's blood type is incompatible with the mother's, and the mother has passed antibody to the baby in utero. In ABO disease, the mother must be type o and the baby either a or b. In rh disease, the mother must be rh- and the baby rh+. So, subsequent risk depends on the fetus' blood type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Hi, This is a good question and not so simple to answer. I've heard different statistics for the risk of developing cancer in a persons lifetime that ranges somewhere between 25% to 50%. Recent research I've seen lists this risk around 38% to 40%. This is for all cancers and over a lifetime. There are many different types of cancers. A close family member having it may increase your risk. ...Read more
Loose tone: The infant with down syndrome will usual have loose tone, very flexible joints and be delayed in sitting and walking. They usually scoot rather than crawl. Their develop can improve rapidly with good directed play. They usually have problems chewing and swallowing with frequent coughing and chocking. But this will also improve with time. Speech is slow and difficult. ...Read more
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