I have been told that when having a third baby there is more risk of abnormalities. Is this true?

No, it isn't, unless (a) you have a family history of certain genetic conditions or have had a baby previously with a genetic condition or (b) you are older than 35-or 40, when the risk of having a baby with Down's syndrome (or rarer but similar chromosomal conditions)is increased. The risk of other abnormalities is not increased with age.
How likely is it that my baby will have Down''s syndrome?

The risk of having a baby with Down''s syndrome is related to your age, although parents of any age can have a Down''s child. It is not related to how many children you have had, whether you have a new partner, or to drugs that you might have taken at or around the time of conception.

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