Symptoms of down syndrome pregnancy

A mother carrying a baby with down syndrome will not experience any different pregnancy symptoms. Down syndrome will not affect the mother or cause her to have symptoms.

Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality in the baby. Symptoms of down syndrome can sometimes be seen during a routine fetal ultrasound. Sometimes a baby with down syndrome can have other medical issues, such a heart defect. Some babies with down syndrome might move less during pregnancy but not all.

Down syndrome is not something that you can tell or notice on your own. Your doctor can check for an diagnosis this based on a number of different medical tests. Some medical tests will only indicate what your risk is and other tests can confirm or deny down syndrome.

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