In Down syndrome there is abnormal child’s development both mentally and physically. Though Down syndrome can’t be CURED but thanks to science and technology as it can be detected before a child is born so the problem can be avoided.
Problems in Down syndrome can be:
- Mental Retardation
- Heart Defects
- Vision Problems
- Hearing Defects
- Abnormal Face
- Small upslanting eyes
- And other Developmental Delays
So what can we do to ensure that our child is free from Down syndrome?
1.Prenatal Screening: It estimates the risk that your baby has for Down syndrome.
Detection rate of screening test are 70-80 percent.
It help parents find out whether their baby is at risk for Down Syndrome or not.
2.Prenatal Diagnosis: It is done when there is a High risk for Down Syndrome in screening test.
These tests tell you whether the fetus actually has the condition or not.
Diagnostic tests are 100% accurate in detecting Down syndrome
These tests are performed after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
If you’re unsure about which test to go kindly consult with your Genetic counsellor who can help you sort through the pros and cons of each.
Dr. Jyotsna is one of the few doctors specifically trained in Fetal Medicine & founder of ‘Promise Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine Centre’ which is known for managing complicated pregnancies, fetal invasive procedure and Expert genetic counseling.
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