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23 Jun 2010

Downs Syndrome
My daughter (32) is 14 weeks pregnant after IVF. At her 12 week scan her NT was 1.3 and the nasal bone was present. Her bollds were sent for Downs testing and have come back with a devastating 1 in 90 possibility of Downs. Her fertility specialist want her to have another scan at 16 weeks, plus another blood test and then a 4D scan two weeks later. What are the chances that the second round of tests can improve the prognosis? Is 1 in 90 an almost inevitable Downs baby. She has trued so long for this baby. I do not know how she is going to get through this, especially the next month of waiting.
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01 Jan 0001

A 1 in 90 risk is just that. 1 baby in 90 would have Down syndrome. 89 out of the 90 would be normal. I don't think that the other tests will influence the risk much.

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