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bagpuss8 11-03-2008 07:13 AM

chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
Hi, we treminated a pregnancy last year at 19 weeks due to Downs syndrome. I have now found that I am 6 weeks pregnant and i am very scared its going to happen again. Should we have the nuchal screening combined iwth bloods that will give us a high or low risk factor or go striaght for the cvs test?

Karren26 12-11-2008 08:27 AM

Re: chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
Hi, I do not know what the percentage of it happening again are but I know a couple in our down syndrome support group that just had their second down syndrome child.

The other thing is that a family friend had the testing done and they told her it was positive for Downs, she decided to not terminate and in the end the child was born without Down Syndrome. These tests are not always correct.

mehoo 12-29-2008 08:33 PM

Re: chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
The odds of having another pregnancy with DS are about 1 percent.

nattynoo 04-04-2009 06:04 AM

Re: chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
hi ive got a child wiv downsyndrome and im pregnant again wiv mi second its to early to tell yet if mi child has ds im only 20 and mi little 1 is the best thing thats ever happend to me i went to see mi sons doctor recently and he said theres a 1 in a 100 percent chance of mi second having ds but it woudnt bother me either way

Meg1o1can 07-23-2011 08:10 AM

Re: chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
I have a son with DS he is the best thing but now i am pregnent again they say my chances are 1 in 150. I want to know what kind of testing there is and do they hurt.

meg1o1can

eljohnson 07-26-2011 02:32 PM

Re: chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
Hello sorry to hear that you terminated you pregnancy because of down sydrome I have a son with down sydrome and I promise you he is the best thing in that ever happen to me he keeps me smiling and he is always happy and he loves to sing at church he often tells me he is going to be a preacher God does not make mistake. I just wanted you to know that down sydrome kids are wonderful.

eljohnson 07-26-2011 02:36 PM

Re: chances of another downs syndrome pregnancy
 
I don't know the name of the test but I have had it done and no it doesn't hurt and My middle child has down sydrome and my last child doesn't so more than likely you won't have a second down sydrome unless something is wrong. doctors generally won't tell you but std's have a great impact on having a child with down sydrome and other health problems.


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