A Child of Down’s Syndrome
A news in The CNN
was about the late pregnancy
.What tought is that pregnancy after the age of 35 is likely to produce congenital anomalies
in the baby.Most common linkage was to Down’s Syndrome
the mean average
age of mother at childbirth is 37 years.Birth of babies with this syndrome increases with mother’s age.Down’s Syndrome is due to chromosomal defect i.e. addition of extra piece of chromosome to the chromosome no 21 .These babies can be identified in the infancy.They are characterized by round head,less developed nasal bridge,upward and outward slanting eyes,low set ear and small ear lobule,a hanging mouth ,heavy fissured tongue,short little finger
and eye lens opacity etc.These are mentally retarded
and may have heart defects.later in the life predisposed to early Alzheimer’s disease and blood cancer.These defects can be diagnosed while the fetus is inside the womb.And pregnancy is discontinued.
Karyotype of trisomy Down’s Syndrome
Also older mothers get childbirth problems.In a pre-collected ovum and sperm (Frozen)using the method of IVF ,one can become mother, it is stated.But again hormonal support and mothers general body status is to be looked into.