Jayla Mack and Alexia Mcilwain
What is the cause of the condition if it is a condition?
The cause of down syndrome is a result when one of three types of abnormal cell division involving chromosomes 21 occurs. All three cell division abnormalities result in extra genetic material from chromosomes 21, which is responsible for the characteristic features and development problems of down syndrome.
What test are done?
When are the tests done
In the past, blood tests typically have been offered around the 16th week of pregnancy to screen for Down syndrome, spina bifida and various other chromosomal disorders.
How does it affect the mother and child
It is a challenge to teach the child different things.The child will probably have more health problems than the average child.