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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 ...

July 2014

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are diagnostic tests for birth defects? Prenatal diagnostic tests are able to detect some birth defects before a baby is born. Pregnancy What are diagnostic tests for birth defects?&nb...

May 2014

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Genetic Disorders

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What are genes? A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a person’s physical makeup or a process in the body. Genes come in pairs. Pregnancy What...

April 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

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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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Preconception Carrier Screening

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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

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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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