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Genetic Counseling For Baby

Published November 27, 2007        by Nicole

Good health is one of the best baby gifts you can give a child. In recent years tremendous progress has been made in the development of genetic tests to diagnose heritable diseases.  You may wish to consult your physician about genetic counseling if: You have a family history of hereditary disease or mental retardation of unknown origin You are a woman over the age of thirty-five You have had a previous child with a chromosomal or other genetic disorder of any birth defects You have had three or more miscarriages or a stillbirth If you have any concerns, ask your physician. If you are considered to be at risk for passing on a hereditary disease to your children, you can receive genetic counseling.  A genetic counselor will ask you about your personal and family medical history.  Read more