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what to do if i have a baby knowing my partner would more than likely pass on cerebral palsy or osteogenesis imperfecta or downs syndrome to the baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: Neither cerebral palsy or Down syndrome are passed to the next generation.To know the risk for osteogenesis imperfecta would require the actual form,There are more than a dozen, and some are dominant and some recessive. Sounds like you should consult with a medical geneticist to see what the true risks would be in your situation.

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