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You would need a diagnostic test to find out for sure.
Most women who have a prenatal screen get a result showing that chances are low for these conditions.
In BC, approximately 1 in 1,000 babies has an open neural tube defect.
Spina bifida is an open neural tube defect in which the spine does not completely close around the spinal cord.
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Trisomy 18 is a genetic condition in which a baby has an extra copy of chromosome 18. Many pregnancies with trisomy 18 will miscarry, and babies that are born rarely live past the first few days or months because of serious heart and brain defects and poor growth before and after birth.
People with Down syndrome usually live into their 50s.
It is important to keep in mind that prenatal screening tells you the chance that your baby may have one of these conditions.
It does not tell you for certain that your baby will have one of these conditions.
The chance is approximately 1 in 1,000 for all ages.
The blood tests may be done at any laboratory or hospital.