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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

FAQ165

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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Later Childbearing

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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

FAQ179

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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Reducing Your Risk of Birth Defects

FAQ146

What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth and affects how the baby looks, functions, or both. A birth defect also is called a congenital disorder. More than 4,000 ...

August 2011

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Genetic Disorders

FAQ094

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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