Preventing Hereditary Birth Defects

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, itís important to be aware of the possibilities of having a child with a birth defect. Many hereditary birth defects can be prevented through knowledge and action.

Before you get pregnant, it is important to outline your own medical history as well as your partnerís. Because hereditary disorders are passed down through families you should also look into the medical history of your extended family.

If you are at risk, speak with a genetic counselor. A genetic counselor will be able to assess your risk of having a baby with a genetic birth defect.

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