What Causes Down Syndrome During Pregnancy?

Q:
What causes Down syndrome during pregnancy?

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There are various prenatal screenings and diagnostic tests that can be done during the pregnancy to detect the chances of the infant having DS.

It should be noted that although these tests are simple, they are slightly risky as they can increase the chances of a miscarriage. If the pre-diagnostic tests reveal that the baby has DS, you can mentally, emotionally and medically prepare yourself for the delivery. Keep in mind that there is no cure for DS.

Lastly, research has shown that DS is more common in children born of older mothers, women above the age of 30. However, this is not to say that children born of women over the age of 30 will have DS. For more info you can go to a specialist.

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