How To Prevent The Baby With Syndrome Down?

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Hello, 3 years ago I gave birth to an elementary baby but at the age of 9 months my beloved child died of a heart leak. Until now I still postponed pregnancy because I was afraid I would experience the same thing. Are there any precautions before starting pregnancy again? And can I give birth to a healthy child after a history of having given birth to an elementary school child before? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello, thanks for the question.


Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes sufferers to experience intelligence and physical disorders due to interference with the formation of chromosomes, this disorder is in the form of an extra copy of chromosome number 21. Chromosomes or gene-forming structures are normally paired, and are inherited from each parent, but in this case the formation of chromosome No. 21 is excessive. Some factors that increase the risk of this formation disorder include the age of the mother during pregnancy is quite old (> 35 years), have a family history of Down syndrome, have had previous Down syndrome babies, folic acid deficiency, and environmental factors such as exposure to chemicals and hazardous chemicals. during pregnancy, including cigarettes. Cigarettes contain toxic substances that can affect the formation of the baby's chromosomes from the womb. Mothers with a history of giving birth to a baby with Down syndrome are indeed at risk for giving birth to the next baby with Down Syndrome as well, but don't need to worry because the chances of being low are only around 1 percent. To reduce the risk of genetic disorders in infants, it is better to control the risk factors as mentioned above, avoid pregnancy at unproductive age, productive age is suggested to be age 25-35 years, avoid exposure to harmful chemicals, avoid radiation, avoid smoking and avoid smoking alcohol, consumption of foods that contain lots of folic acid, and do early detection before the birth of a child through chromosome examination, so parents can anticipate appropriate medical care to improve the quality of life of the child after birth. Therefore, it is important for pregnant women to routinely check the pregnancy to the obstetrician to detect early genetic abnormalities in the fetus.


Thus, hopefully it helps.


dr. Nova

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