How old is the oldest person with Edwards syndrome?
From FOX 23: OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City woman just became the likely second-oldest person in the world with her genetic disorder.
Megan Hayes recently celebrated her 40th birthday and she has Trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome..
Does trisomy 18 come from Mom or Dad?
In other cases, Trisomy 18 can be inherited due to a familial chromosome rearrangement called a translocation. Trisomy 18 is never the result of anything a mother or father did, or didn’t do.
What are the chances of having another baby with Edwards syndrome?
The risk of having a baby with trisomy 18 increases with the mother’s age. However, the average age of the mother at delivery of a baby with trisomy 18 is 32 years. In general, in each subsequent pregnancy, the chance of having another baby with trisomy 18 is no greater than 1%.
Do babies with Edwards syndrome survive?
Edwards’ syndrome affects how long a baby may survive. Sadly, most babies with Edwards’ syndrome will die before or shortly after being born. A small number (about 13 in 100) babies born alive with Edwards’ syndrome will live past their 1st birthday.
Will I have another baby with Trisomy 18?
The older a mother is when she gets pregnant, the higher her chances of having a baby with trisomy 18. If you have one baby with trisomy 18, your chance of having another baby with the syndrome is usually very low.
Can Edwards syndrome be prevented?
Most cases of Edwards’ syndrome are not hereditary and cannot be prevented. However, parents who have had a child with Edwards’ syndrome are at increased risk of having another child with the syndrome.