Symptoms are the result of problems in the genetic structure of a baby’s chromosomes, the “packages” of genes and other DNA found in the nucleus of a cell.

There are many different types of syndromes that are the result of a chromosomal abnormality, and each has its own specific symptoms. However, most children with chromosomal abnormalities have mental retardation , learning disabilities, or behavioral problems.

Another symptom of chromosomal abnormality in a couple attempting to conceive is at least two spontaneous abortions. Talk to your healthcare provider about conducting an investigation of your chromosomes. This investigation comes back normal 95% of the time. If the results are not normal, you and your partner should meet with a human geneticist since this is an ever changing field.