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Should a mother of an Autistic child who becomes pregnant again have a CVS test?

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a prenatal test that detects chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, as well as a host of other genetic disorders. The doctor takes cells from tiny fingerlike projections on the placenta called the chorionic villi and sends them to a lab for genetic analysis.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Jun. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (4)
  • Apples and oranges. Autism has nothing to do with Down's Syndrome. The CVS test doesn't detect autism.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:03 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • If I was the mother, I would have the test done, but I don't think anyone should be forced to do so.
    twin_mommy

    Answer by twin_mommy at 1:28 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • What's the point? Your going to know if the baby has Downs Syndrome or another other disease when he or she is born. Why stress over it? A baby is a baby and is perfect whether it's perfectly healthy or has something a little different about them.
    sarapurser

    Answer by sarapurser at 1:30 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • An amnio is safer and neither test will detect Autism.

    Since one son has autism, the risk is higher that any subsequent children will have it. So thought should have been put into the decision to get pregnant again, not testing which cannot provide that kind of diagnosis.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Jun. 13, 2009