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If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov
Clinical Genetics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maternal age

It depends on maternal age http://www.Ds-health.Com/risk.Htm.

In brief: Maternal age

It depends on maternal age http://www.Ds-health.Com/risk.Htm.
Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov
Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov
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Dr. Karl Muench
Incidence at birth is about 1/600.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Maternal Age

The risk increases with your age.
Your eggs are formed before birth and they remain in the ovary waiting their turn to ovulate. We believe that that older you are then the more likely that the chromosomes in the egg will not separate equally leading to an abnormal number of chromosomes. Chromosome 21 - downs (3 of them) is common. Here is a bundle of links to stats (http://bitly.Com/jmpxhv).

In brief: Maternal Age

The risk increases with your age.
Your eggs are formed before birth and they remain in the ovary waiting their turn to ovulate. We believe that that older you are then the more likely that the chromosomes in the egg will not separate equally leading to an abnormal number of chromosomes. Chromosome 21 - downs (3 of them) is common. Here is a bundle of links to stats (http://bitly.Com/jmpxhv).
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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