9 doctors weighed in:
Is there any way to know risk of down syndrome?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Prenatal testing and ultrasound.

In brief: Yes
Prenatal testing and ultrasound.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Genetic evaluation
Ds 0ccurance in the general population is lowest in the early 20's @1/2000 births & increases gradually as you age to as high as 1/12 if 49.
If you have specific concerns about this or other issues in the family tree, a formal consultation with a genetic counselor could explore your individual risks. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools.

In brief: Genetic evaluation
Ds 0ccurance in the general population is lowest in the early 20's @1/2000 births & increases gradually as you age to as high as 1/12 if 49.
If you have specific concerns about this or other issues in the family tree, a formal consultation with a genetic counselor could explore your individual risks. They are often affiliated with children's hospitals or medical schools.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Your risk for having a baby with down syndrome increases with your age.
If your risk is high, you can have either an amniocentesis, or a new blood test which can diagnose down syndrome with a high degree of accuracy.

In brief: Yes
Your risk for having a baby with down syndrome increases with your age.
If your risk is high, you can have either an amniocentesis, or a new blood test which can diagnose down syndrome with a high degree of accuracy.
Dr. Danae Steele
Dr. Danae Steele
Thank
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