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How can you tell if you will have a baby with Down syndrome?


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2010-06-22 19:56:59
2010-06-22 19:56:59

Well, first, if your already pregnant, you can get a test and they will be able to tell you if you have a child with Down Syndrome or not. But, if you just gave birth to the baby, the doctors would do some tests on the baby that could take several tests, but, you could tell just by looking at your child because people with Down Syndrome have a deformed face. But, their are several other disabilities that involve chromosomes that deform the face, so that's why the doctors do the testing to make sure.

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Not necessarily. It just means there is a high probability that the baby will have down syndrome.

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The doctor would definitely tell you, but your baby would look different.

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Yes Down syndrome is a birth defect and not hereditary although the baby will have a higher chance of being born with Down syndrome

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risk of having a baby with Down syndrome increases with her increasing age. Two types of testing is available during a pregnancy to determine if the baby being carried has Down syndrome.

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No. Down syndrome is an Oops type thing. It occurs spontaneously. The only way to keep from having a baby with Down syndrome is abortion or adoption.


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