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    I have today just received a 1 in 38 chance of having down syndrome. Iv calmed down a lot now, and I have been thinking, what is the likely hood of this happening in other pregnancies? I'm only in my 20-28 yrs ish.

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    It depends on the outcome of your current pregnancy.

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    What does that mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonkers View Post
    What does that mean
    If you have a child born with downs syndrome the chance is higher that a subsequent child will be too.
    However a 1/38 chance is still small, so I would imagine the risk for future pregnancies would only be slightly higher.

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    That if your amniocentesis comes back positive for any chromosomal abnormalities, then the risk for future pregnancies would be higher, but if your amniocentesis comes back negative, then it probably won't happen again in future pregnancies.

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    Ohhhh ok... Thanks you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonkers View Post
    Ohhhh ok... Thanks you guys.
    Hugs xox

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    without sounding horrible, chromosome abnormalities can affect any of us young or old my nephew has Downs and my SIL was only 29 when she had him. On a good note their second child was born with no chromosome abnormalities, my SIL decided to have a CVS at 12 weeks to rule out any problems as no one can really predict what the next pregnancy will bring. Guess my point is you should make your decision now if you are going to have further testing for your current pregnancy and decide when its time what course of action you will take. Such a terrible position to be in, I hope everything is ok with bub xxx

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    We are having more tests done

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    age really doent have anything to do with it, my cousin was 19 when she gave birth to her dd, who had (i say "had" as she passed away in utero and was stillborn at 29wks, from a heart condition that ran in my cousins family regardless of the ds) downs and she has just given birth to her second child who has no chromosomal abnormalities. having said that, her chances were increased but it didnt mean all her future kids would have chromosomal abnormalities


 

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