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3 questions to ask about Down syndrome testing during pregnancy

In July, Olympian Shawn Johnson East learned her new baby might have Down syndrome. She chose genetic testing to learn more, which is a personal choice during pregnancy. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers 3 questions that can help patients choose. Read more.

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

Dr. Horsager explains interesting new studies into why older women are at higher risk for giving birth to a child with Down syndrome.

How the Down syndrome test works and tips for making your decision

Women who are pregnant have the option of having a test performed to assess the likelihood their baby has Down syndrome. Some struggle with whether to have the test.

3 things to know about Down syndrome and pregnancy

Doctors can use special testing to screen for and detect Down syndrome in a baby before he or she is born. Dr. Robyn Horsager explains the research that led to this advancement.