Tallbird, saw your earlier posting about your Patau's diagnosis. The upshot is all my tests came back negative and I now have a healthy baby boy. Check out the special needs section there are plenty of people there who can also give you advice etc. To me - that is the decision to make - what are you going to do with the information when you have it.... once that decision is made then you can make a decision on the tests - again that is my personal view. It's very hard to think clearly if you don't have definite views on the subject. Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters. The study said 41,685 people without Down syndrome died -- 8,457 (20.3%) of COVID-19, 5,999 (14.4%) of pneumonia or pneumonitis, and 27,229 (65.3%) of other causes. Myfairlady - I can by no means offer such fantastic advice that has already been offerred on here. A good friend of mine didn't expect to have a baby with DS (risk was very low).... so it was totally unexpected when at birth she was diagnosed.... and of course there was no choice so she has had to get on with it... and it is going really well. These numbers are rounded and approximate. All can be picked up on the nuchal- but Turners and DS are a very different kettle of fish than Edwards or Pataus. Again - personal choice - plenty of people would find that strange. As older parents we only ever went on the nuchal scan and although our results were good in my view, one was apparently near enough the line for us to be recommended CVS. Am glad Thomcat has posted here for you. âCOVID-19 Mortality Risk in Down Syndrome: Results From a Cohort Study Of 8 Million Adultsâ. DeaDaughter,... After adjusting for age, sex, ethnicity, body mass index, residency in a long-term care facility, and underlying conditions such as dementia or congenital heart disease, the researchers concluded the hazard ratio for COVID-19âassociated death was 10.39 and the hazard ratio for hospitalization was 4.94. DearHusband 1/100. I have a friend whose dd has Turners - she is high functioning autistic- goes to a mainstream school and will live independently- and is normal stature (often girls with Turner's are short) and doesn't have any other obvious physical features. I know it's nothing conclusive but 1 in 3 is terribly high. Thinking of you and wishing you a healthy and happy pregancy and birth. Because of the spontaneous miscarriages of pregnancies with Down syndrome between … 1/140. âWe estimated a 4-fold increased risk for COVID-19ârelated hospitalization and a 10-fold increased risk for COVID-19ârelated death in persons with Down syndrome,â said the study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. \"There have been theories about whether it's due to how well the mother metabolizes folate, but there are just as many studies saying no as studies saying yes,\" explains Kenneth Rosenbaum, M.D., founder of the div… 39: 1:110: 49: 1:25: Morris et al (2003) Effect of maternal age on screening performance. I was over two months pregnant before I even realised it so the day I went to the Drs for the first time I was also told I had to decinde there and then about the CVS - I didn't even know what it was! oh and another story- a friend came back with a very large nuchal fold measure- her son is XY/XO mosaic (in other words some of his cells are missing a Y chromosome)- absolutely no effect on him at all (could have been sterile- but all appears to be fine). An amnio or cvs can diagnose Downs but it cannot diagnose the level to which the baby is affected. That was a truly beautiful thread. Good luck. These can change the result either up or down. This calculator will let you know your own personalized risk. If you are faced with having to make a decision, and if I can help put across a positive side to having a child with DS would you please allow me to do that? unicorn - an inspired touch adding Thomcats thread. Annals of Internal Medicine. I know the worry you are going through at the moment and if you want to chat more please let me know and I will get Mn to unblock my email to let you CAT me. 1/30. This is page 1 of 8 (This thread has 194 messages.). Aren't all the people on here lovely? i would seriously advise you to at least make a *holding* decision before you have an amnio/cvs because once you get a *bad* result back, that's not an ideal time to make such a choice...so would you terminate the pg? Although researchers have pinpointed how Down syndrome occurs, they still don't know very much about why it happens. good luck, wow, that was the first message I ever posted on mumsnet and I am overwhelmed at the response, thank you so much! I have recently been through a similar experience (I am 37). I would very much like to hear from other people's experiences of such a high screening result. 1/45. Researchers, led by scientists from the University of Oxford, studied 8.26 million adults, including 4,053 diagnosed as having Down syndrome, from Jan. 24 to June 30. Think he was taken aback that I wasn't necessarily thinking like that, just need information. I am not trying to influence you but I would suggest if I may (as this is such a long awaited baby) that you do ask your DH to do as much research as you.... maybe meet parents of DS children? I had the Nuchal fold test today and to my great shock was given a 1 in 3 risk of having a Downs Syndrome baby. It must be such a worrying time for you at the moment. Researchers offered a caveat about the figures. I know when I was in a panic, it was Patau syndrome that really worried me. I am 36 and dh is 35 and had the same result as you 1 in 3 for DS, they think it was because I was an "old" mum (I also have a dd who I had when I was 30). Sorry, myfairlady, also meant to say Good Luck. The majorty get there in the end though - my dh was fantastic once he got his head round the idea (although to be fair not all do get there). xx. Sixty-eight people with Down syndrome died during the study period -- 27 (39.7%) of coronavirus, 17 (25.0%) of pneumonia or pneumonitis, and 24 (35.3%) of other causes. I will have nothing but respect for any decision you make if the results show that you child will have DS. All rights reserved. 43. She's just like any other kid I know, she's just got something a bit extra, and I don't just mean her extra chromosome, I mean something extra special. I don't feel sad at this point, just want to get the facts straight in order to make well adjusted decisions. 40. âDown syndrome features on neither the UK shielding list nor the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of groups at âincreased risk,ââ said the study. The counsellor was very kind but they still kept throwing these ifs and buts into the equation, in the end my dh and I decided we had to know one way or the other and took the plunge and had the amnio (which I have to say was extremely painful). In the end though it was a very easy decision because we realised that we wanted and would love the babe regardless of any special needs so testing wasn't really necessary. For the abbreviations, click on the blue 'acronym list' link at the very top of the page. 44. Was also in the position where my partner just assumed that I would terminate if there was found to be a problem. Bunny2, fingers crossed that all goes well for you. Try and look into all the options,and as ronniebaby said check out special needs thread. Abraham–a MaterniT21 test is never positive or negative completely for Down syndrome–there remain false positives and false negatives. 1/25. So ....., if the results show that this little baby will have Down's syndrome (or DS as I'll refer to it a lot)......... To determine your wife’s chances of having a child with Down syndrome following a MaterniT21 test, it would involve applying her baseline chance based on her age with the stated accuracy rate for MaterniT21 (around 99.5% detertion/99.9% … I think Eidsvold has the right question.... what are you going to do once you find out ? This can make it difficult to understand whether you are at risk of having a baby with Down syndrome. My nuchal came back with a 1 in 11 risk - I was equally shocked, as my previous result for my dd when I was 33 came back as just under 1 in 2000. Why is your husband adament he doesn't want a child with DS do you think? © 2005 - 2019 WebMD LLC. Wishing you all the best in your decision. 41. i had amnios with both my pregnancies, the second because of a risk of edwards syndrome, a fatal condition. lots of love, thinking of you, xxx, Lots of sympathy myfairlady having also had my nuchal fold test this week (I'm 40). We preferred not to opt for invasive testing but I know many others who have done and all has been well. Can we now finally get rid of 'Do they know it's Christmas'? Thank you Fimbo for your encouraging story and your kind offer.Thank you all I feel immensly supported. Best of luck, myfairlady, keep that 66% proportion in your mind.
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