Gynaemd on Down Syndrome

Usually, a person has 46 chromosomes, but people with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes. The brain and body development changes if you have an extra or abnormal chromosomes, and other chromosome complications cause Down syndrome.

People with Down syndrome may have a variability of birth defects. Children may be born with a heart defect, digestive irregularities, obstruction of the intestine, intellectual incapacity, distinguishing facial appearance, and feeble muscle tone.

Gynaemd offers first & second trimester obstetric risk assessment packages or Oscar (one-stop clinic for assessment of risk for fetal anomalies) These are marginally invasive tests intended to evaluate the threat of certain hereditary syndromes or birth defects in each individual pregnancy. These tests may help couples choose if they want to continue with confirmatory invasive tests. Learn more here.

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