Down Syndrome Community
Skitsofrantic
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Down Syndrome issues such as Dental Problems, Communication Problems, Developmental Disabilities, Hearing Loss, Hypothyroidism, Immune System Problems, Learning Disabilities, Joint Problems, Muscle Weakness, Respiratory Disorders, Seizures, Sleep Apnea, Weight Problems.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Skitsofrantic

Can someone who is Skitsofrantic cause a baby to have down syndrome?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1801781 tn?1461633069
Can someone with Schizophrenia have a child with down sydrome...yes..does Schizophrenia cause it NO.
Blank
1809109 tn?1331807377
Downs syndrome is caused when the chromosomes in the egg (it's almost always the egg) don't copy right and it adds an extra chromosome. This is called Trisomy because there are three chromosomes instead of the 2 that should be there. This is the only thing that can cause down syndrome- the extra chromosome. The older a woman is, the higher her risk is to have a baby with down syndrome. I also believe your risk is increased if you have already conceived a child with down syndrome. Having Schizophrenia shouldn't influence the risk factor so you should have the same chances as any other female your age.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Down Syndrome Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank