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Signs of Down Syndrome During Pregnancy

There is no way to diagnose whether your baby has Down syndrome with 100 percent certainty. However, there are some tests which–when combined with each other and risk factors like your age and your family history–can give you an estimation of the likeliness that your baby carries the trisomy 21 gene, which causes Down syndrome. Diagnostic tests are also available, which can tell you whether your baby carries the gene, but they come with the risk of miscarriage.