To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. 1/140. Hope that makes sense, in a bit of a rush. P.S could someone please explain the abreviations used? Again from a personal perspective - I am due to have no 2 any day now and again despite being at a higher risk of having another child with down syndrome and them finding a soft marker at my 20 week scan - I did not have an amnio. Try and look into all the options,and as ronniebaby said check out special needs thread. when you see the genetic counsellor write stuff down, it's easy to forget things. October 26, 2020 -- Adults with Down syndrome have a higher risk of being hospitalized with coronavirus and much higher risk of dying from coronavirus, researchers in the United Kingdom said. \"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… 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. “These estimated adjusted associations do not have a direct causal interpretation because some adjusted variables may lie on causal pathways, but they can inform policy and motivate further investigation. 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). For many people it is a tough decision but follow your heart and discuss everything with DH and I'm sure you will come up with the right answer for you. tallbird, sorry i missed your post earlier. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Good luck - what ever you decide. 1/40. I asked for a nuchal fold test and the Dr had never heard of it (this was in Denmark not UK). We now have some hard decisions to make. 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? 1/20. 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. 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. If you choose to take that road I'll celebrate it with you, if you choose another path i'll be there to hold your hand. Smart Grocery Shopping When You Have Diabetes, Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats, Coronavirus in Context: Interviews With Experts. I think it is wise to have some sort of idea what you would do if the test came back positive. 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. “We estimated a 4-fold increased risk for COVID-19–related hospitalization and a 10-fold increased risk for COVID-19–related death in persons with Down syndrome,” said the study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. I know some people who just wanted to know to be prepared should their test result for down syndrome come back positive, others like us did not want to know, others again who had decided that they would terminate should the test be positive. Also when you see the counsellor- do ask what the 1 in 3 is for- is it specifically for DS or is it 1 in 3 for DS, Turners, Edwards, Pataus.