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After 35, what are the possible birth defects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Similar to younger

In the world of birth defects, age starts to increase chances of chromosome anomalies, like Down syndrome, adding about 1% risk at 40 and 5% at 50.
You must add this to the risk a mom would have one at any age. There are a lot of different ones, and only a consultation with a clinical geneticist could define yours.

In brief: Similar to younger

In the world of birth defects, age starts to increase chances of chromosome anomalies, like Down syndrome, adding about 1% risk at 40 and 5% at 50.
You must add this to the risk a mom would have one at any age. There are a lot of different ones, and only a consultation with a clinical geneticist could define yours.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Birth Defects

Birth defects are usually spontaneous occurrences unless they are related to genetic abnormalities or exposure to substances that are known to cause birth defects.
After 35 a women has a higher risk of a fetus having a genetically abnormal fetus and therefore a slightly higher risk of birth defects that are associated with these genetic issues. Antenatal testing and sonograms can help detect.

In brief: Birth Defects

Birth defects are usually spontaneous occurrences unless they are related to genetic abnormalities or exposure to substances that are known to cause birth defects.
After 35 a women has a higher risk of a fetus having a genetically abnormal fetus and therefore a slightly higher risk of birth defects that are associated with these genetic issues. Antenatal testing and sonograms can help detect.
Dr. David Bergman
Dr. David Bergman
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