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What Are The Chances Of My Baby Having Down Syndrome
I am 34 & just conceived. By the time i deliver, i will have turned 35. What are chances my baby will have down syndrome? Thank you!
Consult your doctor: The most common risk factor for down syndrome is maternal age. As a woman gets older, her risk to have a pregnancy with a chromosome abnormality increases. The risk for down syndrome (trisomy 21) is of 1 in 500 at maternal age of 34 years. Consult your ob-gyn for further recommendations. ...Read more
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
What to do if I'm 19 years old and I have been told that I have a 1 and 6 chance of my baby having down syndrome.?
Hard to say: DS births can occur with mothers of any age. If your screening test that suggests it,you must decide what you will do with the information.You can get a more specific test that could confirm or exclude the finding.You might be better able to prepare for the birth if you knew. ...Read more
My mom is pregnant naturally on accident at 44. She had a healthy baby boy 2 years ago. What's the chance of the baby having down syndrome?
Less than for normal: The quoted risk at 44 is 1/100 while 45 jumps to 1/50. ...Read more
My sister has a two yrs old Down syndrome boy.What is the chance that a second baby is also affected?Is there chance to reduce the risk?
Depends: Traditional ds (>85%) have an extra 21 chromosome & recurrence risk runs 1% for young mothers but 1% + the age factor as a women ages. There are uncommon forms of ds due to transfer of pieces between chromosome where the mom or dad could be an asymptomatic carrier. The % of those varies with the defect & it would be best to consult a geneticist. If regular ds, the numbers above apply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laws of genetics: When a woman with Down's Syndrome forms gametes (unfertilized eggs), all the chromosomes except #21 will split evenly. Since Down's Syndrome means three copies of chromosome 21 (by dehfinition), the chromosome cannot split "evenly" - half will have 1 copy (normal); the other half will have 2 copies (Down's syndrome carrier). These will pair with 1 copy (usually) of Chromosome 21 from the father. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Downs : Is approx. 1 in every 30 pregnancies in moms 45 or over. So the odds are in your favor to have a non- Downs infant but the risk is many times greater than for women who are younger. ...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
Dr If FL is 1week2 days behind when comparing with BPD,AC,HC what are the chances of having down syndrome baby ?Im 25 years old.really tensed :(
Get the actual ans-: wer. With a blood draw, you will know if your fetus is affected with Down syndrome in 3 to 6 days by fetal DNA analysis; 99.9% accurate, with an amnio or CVS for confirmation of a positive to eliminate the approximate 1 in 1000 false positive. This test has made all of the ultrasound screening for Down syndrome obsolete. ...Read more
I am 28 years old and just received news from my obgyn that I have a 1:50 chance to have a baby with down syndrome. I am extremely worried.?
Statistics!: Try to remember that a one-in-fifty chance of having a baby with down syndrome is the same as a forty-nine-out-of-fifty chance that you won't. Depending on how far along you are, you may be able to have a test that will tell you for certain, i.e., through amniocentesis or chorionic villous sampling. Please talk to your health care provider for more information and hopefully, reassurance. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told my unborn baby has a 1:120 chance of trisomy 21. I am doing more testing, but how concerned should I be that my baby has down syndrome?
Hard to not worry: This is a very anxiety provoking test in many cases. Remember this - it is only a screen. This means that there are a large number of false-positives. This is designed this way so that we don't miss the babies that are actually affect with down's. The additonal testing will help greatly in terms of what is going on. The odds are still very much in favor of an unaffected fetus. ...Read more
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