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What is the likelihood of having a second child with Down syndrome?

Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Family Medicine
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The likelihood of having a second child with Down syndrome is 1 in 100. The risk is higher if the mother is over 40.

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