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Helo dr. i had 2 abortions due to rubella and spina bifida. what precautions and tests to be taken before planning next pregnancy to avoid defects.

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Rubella can only...: ...Affect one pregnancy, and most spina bifida is preventable with preconception vitamin supplementation; but as for genetic causes of birth defects, you can only test for them in the embryo once the pregnancy is in progress.

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Last updated Dec 13, 2013

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