Regarding Trisomy 18 Chromosomal Abnormalities During Pregnancy?

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I still don’t understand until now..rnIf a mother has given birth to a baby with a chromosomal abnormalityrnWill the next pregnancy experience the same thing…?rnIs trisomy18 passed down due to parental factors (mothers) /father)…? If it is passed down by parents, is it risky to get pregnant again…? Considering the factor is the parents…?rnrnDid trisomy18 occur due to an error during conception…??rnHow do I do it… I don’t understandrnrnPlease enlighten me because I’m so scared to get pregnant again.

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Hello, aulitta dance, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.

Trisomy 18 or Edward Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder where there are 3 chromosomes on chromosome no.18, which normally only consists of 2 pieces. Chromosomes are structures in body cells that carry genes, where genes are the "code" needed to form a human body. If there is an error in the code, the formation of the body's organs will be disrupted.

When fertilization occurs between the egg and sperm, the chromosomes between the egg and sperm are joined. Sometimes, the mother's egg or the father's sperm may contain an incompatible number of chromosomes, so that when the egg and sperm combine, the mismatched chromosome number affects the baby.

Trisomy 18 consists of several types. According to some sources, most of them are not inherited (from parents) and occur randomly during cell division, but 1 type of trisomy 18 (partial trisomy 18 type) can be inherited and has a risk of giving birth to children with trisomy 18. However, some sources mention that it is unlikely that someone who has given birth to a child with a chromosomal abnormality will give birth to another child with a chromosomal abnormality, unless one of the parents has a structural abnormality on the chromosome.

It's best to discuss this matter with a gynecologist. Efforts that can be done are to maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating and drinking regularly and nutritiously, exercising regularly, controlling pregnancy regularly, and not consuming foods and drinks that are prohibited during pregnancy.

That's it, I hope it's useful.

Regards,

dr. Sarah Rizqia

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