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Can you have normal pregnancy after Edwards syndrome?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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Regarding this, what are the chances of having another baby with Trisomy 18?
The risk of having a baby with trisomy 18 increases with the mother's age. However, the average age of the mother at delivery of a baby with trisomy 18 is 32 years. In general, in each subsequent pregnancy, the chance of having another baby with trisomy 18 is no greater than 1%.
Also, can Edwards syndrome be prevented? Most cases of Edwards' syndrome are not hereditary and cannot be prevented. However, parents who have had a child with Edwards' syndrome are at increased risk of having another child with the syndrome.
Keeping this in consideration, what are the chances of my baby having Edwards syndrome?
If the screening test shows that the chance of the baby having Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome or Patau's syndrome is higher than 1 in 150 – that is, anywhere between 1 in 2 and 1 in 150 – this is called a higher-chance result. Fewer than 1 in 20 results will be higher chance.
Can Edwards syndrome be detected by ultrasound?
Edwards' syndrome, also known as trisomy 18, is a genetic disease caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18 in some or in all of the body cells [1,2]. Ultrasound scan for fetal anomalies is the most effective screening test for trisomy 18.