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Why Does Your Chance Of Having A Downs Child Increase As You Grow Old
Old egg less perfect: Down syndrome begins with making eggs (or sperm), in which a "pre-egg" (or pre-sperm) cell with 46 chromosomes splits into 2 eggs (or 2 sperm). Each egg (or sperm) must get 23 chromosomes, but instead one egg gets both the #21 chromosomes and the other egg gets none. An egg with two #21's mated to a sperm with one #21 creates down syndrome: three #21's. Egg problem occurs more often in older moms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a healthy 15months old boy and preggo again.what are the chances of me having the second child with downs syndrom?
No different: Your chances are no different than they otherwise are for any other baby you might have. ...Read more
Hard to say: Fertility is not always guaranteed by "healthy" status.That said, every fertile woman has about 4% risk of an unexpected outcome (premi,cleft palate, infection,chromosome defect,etc).The effect of age on your eggs will add 1-2% to your risk of Down syndrome or other chromosome pbm.Then there is dad. You may want to meet with a geneticist to review all data,including dad, to get your specific riisk ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?
Getting higher: These risks are basically related to age.As you pass 40 it hits 1% and by 45=2% and after 50 as much as 5%.You must add that to the 4% baseline every pregnancy faces. There are screening tests that help yu know ahead of time that a problem is coming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 43 year old woman of three children from my first marriage. I would like to have one more child with my current husband. How are my chances.
Not studied: If you eat peanuts during pregnancy or breast feeding it doesn't seem to increase risk. Aap committee on nutrition. Effects of early nutritional interventions on the development of atopy in infants and children: the role of maternal dietary restriction, breastfeeding, timing of introduction of complementary foods, and hydrolyzed formulas. Pediatrics, volume 121, number 1, january 2008. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in my first trimester. Is there something I can eat to increase the chances of my child becoming really smart?
Not a chance: At any age all pregnancies have about 4% risk of an unexpected outcome.(Premi, cleft palate, infection,DS,etc) As you pass 40 you begin to add higher risk of DS,as lifelong exposures to toxins affects egg quality.You can get non-invasive (mother's blood) information on a pregnancy as early as 8-10 wks with NIPP.This test commonly done for paternity can also detect DS very early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had sleep apena as a child i now have a 11 month old what are the chances that she to might also have it?
Maybe possible: From my experience, sleep apnea may have some familial tendencies like allergies, eczema, or asthma. But there is no way of telling whether your baby will develop sleep apnea, just because you had it. This is because there could many causes of sleep apnea. Some of them include, enlarged adenoids and tonsils, food reflux, obesity and many more. ...Read more
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