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I am NOT pregnant, this is just a question....Are you more likely to have another healthy baby after all prev children are or less likely?

(11 Posts)
LadyTophamSortingHatt Wed 18-Jul-07 13:12:10

I think statisically you're more likely to have a healthy baby.

Dh think not.





It's just a question......

bagpuss Wed 18-Jul-07 13:17:17

Um, not sure really. ds1 born very ill and my other two are fine. My friend's ds1 born fine, her ds2 ill (similar condition to my ds1) and her dts born one very healthy and one not. Think it is probably the luck of the draw really.

lol at your thread title though, LTH, are you sure?

LadyTophamSortingHatt Wed 18-Jul-07 13:19:32

YEs, absolutley 1000% sure.


I just need to know who is right.

lljkk Wed 18-Jul-07 13:24:08

Statistically you're right, LTSH.
Because you're more likely, if you carry certain genetic defects, to pass them onto any of your children -- including your first born.

Obviously, if you don't have the genes for cystic fibrosis/sickle cell/Tay Sachs -- you won't pass them onto any child, including the firstborn. Same for any genetic condition.

Many problems in babies aren't genetic though, some of these may be likely to recur, some may not. Depends what the problem is.

LadyTophamSortingHatt Wed 18-Jul-07 13:35:41

HA!....I knew I was right even if its a bit "6of one half a dozen of the other" IYSWIM


Thanks lljkk

nutcracker Wed 18-Jul-07 13:41:31

I also think you are right.

Time for another then LTH ?

elliott Wed 18-Jul-07 13:44:10

statistically you are right, because there is not an equal chance for everyone to have a child with problems. If you have a track record of no problems, then your odds would be better than someone with a track record of problems (since most problems are associated with higher risk of recurrence - i.e. its not random).

bundle Wed 18-Jul-07 13:45:40

but you would be older, and risks increase with age.

LadyTophamSortingHatt Wed 18-Jul-07 13:53:43

elliott, that almost excatly what I said to DH.



Do you know? I love being right.

LadyTophamSortingHatt Wed 18-Jul-07 13:54:31

i'm 34 now bundle so hypotheically(sp) speaking not too old....

bundle Wed 18-Jul-07 14:49:19

you are virtually a child bride

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