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Screening Tests for Birth Defects


What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth, although it may not be noticed until the child is older. Birth defects may affect any part of the body, including major ...

April 2014

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Repeated Miscarriage


What is repeated miscarriage? Repeated miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss, is defined as having two or more miscarriages. After three miscarriages,a thorough physical exam and testing are reco...

June 2013

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Later Childbearing


Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect ...

December 2012

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Preconception Carrier Screening


What is preconception carrier screening? Preconception carrier screening is screening that you can have before becoming pregnant to help predict your chances of having a child with a genetic disorde...

August 2012

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Cystic Fibrosis - Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis


What is cystic fibrosis (CF)? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder. It is caused by an abnormal gene that is passed from parent to child. It is a lifelong illness that affects all of the organ...

August 2011

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Genetic Disorders


What are genes? Genes control your physical makeup. Genes come in pairs. Half of a fetus's genes come from the mother. The other half comes from the father. Some traits, such as blood type, are dete...

August 2011

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