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What Do Down Syndrome Babies Look Like
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
No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more
My friend just had a baby and he looks like he has down syndrome. How can you tell if a baby has down syndrome?
The pediatrician can: order a Chromosomal Analysis or Chromosomal Microarray on the baby if physical & neurological exams reveal dysmorphic or unusual features characteristic of Down Syndrome or suggestive of another genetic abnormality. The parents need to present their concerns to the pediatrician. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend just had a baby and he looks like he has down syndrome. I know that sounds mean but how can you tell if the baby has down syndrome?
Genetic testing: Genetic testing can be done to determine certain types of Downs syndrome. There is also the physical findings A flattened face, especially the bridge of the nose Almond-shaped eyes that slant up A short neck Small ears A tongue that tends to stick out of the mouth Tiny white spots on the iris (colored part) of the eye Small hands and feet A single line across the palm of the hand (palmar crease) ...Read more
Is fetal movement of baby with any 'problem/defect' like down syndrome, the same as a normal growing fetus?
Depends on the : Degree of low muscle tone ( hypotonia) that is present in a fetus with down syndrome ; the size (smallness for gestational age) of the fetus. Some mothers of infants with ds say they felt less fetal movement than from their non-ds fetuses; others say their fetus with ds was a good " kicker." there is a range of hypotonia in infants with ds, just as there is a range of cognitive ability. ...Read more
My 29 year old daughter was told on 3/5 the baby she was carrying had down syndrome. He was delivered on 3/9 at 33 weeks! although there were signs early enough in the pregnancy like unsuaul water retention because the baby wasn't swallowing food due to a
I : I am so sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation. This is a question that needs to be posed to the lawyers here on avvo.Com. However, i must tell you that there are a lot of resources for parents that have children with down syndrome. Your daughter should meet with a social worker to get information on all the resources available to her and the baby. All the best. ...Read more
If someone in your family has down syndrome, is there a larger risk that your baby will have down syndrome?
Slight risk: Most down syndrome is sporadic. A few patients with down syndrome have the extra 21 chromosome translocated on to another chromosome. In some of these cases the parents can carry the translocated chromosome in a balanced form and they and other family members could be at increased risk to have children with the syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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