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What Are The Chances Of Second Baby Having Heart Defect If The First Baby Had A Defect
Usually 3-5%: Heart defects occur in 0.8% of all babies. They occur in 3-5% of all first degree relatives of people with congenital heart defects. Some of this depends on your first baby's defect. There are some defects that are associated with specific genetic abnormalities, in which case the risk would be higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of my baby having heart problems if the father has a heart murmur? My husband was born with a heart murmur and we are thinking of conceiving. We would like to know the chances of the baby being born with a heart defect also.
It : It depends on the defect since some are more heritable than others. Not all heart murmurs are caused by heart defects, in fact, most heart murmurs occur in completely normal hearts. A murmur is just an extra heart sound we hear when listening to someone's heart and doesn't necessarily mean that there is a problem. Talk to your husband's doctor to find out if his murmur is due to a heart defect and what kind of defect it is if he does in fact have one. Once you know what it is, you'll be able to find out if it is a concern when thinking of having children - you can talk to your ob/gyn about your concerns. Good luck! ...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
What are the chances of having a breech presentation for my second child if my first child was breech?
It's increased: Some study showed, that the rate of breech recurrence in a second consecutive pregnancy was 9.9%, and in a third consecutive pregnancy (after two prior breech deliveries) was 27.5%. The relative risk of breech recurrence in a second pregnancy was 3.2 (95% ci 2.8–3.6), and in a third consecutive breech pregnancy was 13.9 (95% ci 8.8–22.1). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My first child was born with heart defects (2 vsd's and a double chambered right ventricle) i'm now pregnant what's the chance of the same again?
What is the odds of passing Tetroligy of fallot to a child? And what is the odds of passing Tetroligy of fallot to a second child?
Genetic factors: Depends on which parent was affected. In general, a mother with congenital heart disease (CHD) will have ~5% chance of transmitting CHD to a child--not necessarily TOF though. The risk of TOF will also be significantly higher than the population baseline. If there is some other underlying genetic condition (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome), the risk may be significantly higher though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
~4%: The cited recurrence for a couple with one kid with cleft palate is 4%. Of interest , any pregnancy has ~4% risk of some unexpected outcome (inclusive of such things as prematurity, cp, etc.) this must be added to the specific risk. A counseling session with a geneticist may uncover other risks for a couple and or remove some existing fears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dependsonabnormality: Actually depends on where the abnormality came from (parent or not). If it is pre-existing in either parent, chances of recurrence can be as high as 100% in a fusion chromosome between the X chromosome and a non-X chromosome. If it is a new anomaly, chance are almost background, although seeing something once always raises the possibility of seeing it, or something like it, again. Can't generalize ...Read more
Variable: The risk of any future birth with any form of heart defect is quoted as 4%, or 8% if one parent and 1 child have any heart defect. Transmission of identical defects is unlikely unless they are part of an inherited dominant syndrome (rare).A visit with a geneticist might clarify the inputs to risk from either side of the family & prior births. ...Read more
Gender/Race involved: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (hps) is more common in boy babies & white babies. There is a 1 in 300 chance of a white baby boy developing hps. It is 5 times more common in boys than girls & 5 times more common in whites than blacks. Therefore, it is most commonly seen in white baby boys & least commonly seen in black baby girls. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends when/where: If a patient is in the hospital and experiences a significant placental abruption, it may be possible to perform an emergency cesarean and save the mom and baby from harm. Outside the hospital the life threatening risks are certainly much greater to both the baby and the mom. ...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
8x greater risk: It has been shown that having a child with a neural tube defect increases the chance of having a second child with a similar defect. The recurrence risk in this situation is 8 times greater than the risk if no such history was present. Also if there is any family history of neural tube defects there is an increased risk of an affected pregnancy even if not immediate relative (2cd or 3d degree). ...Read more
Odds vary: Miscarriage rates in subsequent pregnancies range from 3-10% depending on the study. ...Read more
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