A member asked:

In august my baby pasted away from an genetic disorder if i had another child could it happen again i have 5 other living children 3 with different fathers nothing wrong with them then i have my last 3 by the same father which sad to say my little girl wa

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Hello. : Hello. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's death. It is important to know what kind of genetic disorder it is. That way you can ask for a consultation with a genetic specialist so that they can find out if it is from the father or the mother's side and what the odds are that it will occur again.

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi answered

Specializes in Clinical Genetics

Recommend evaluation: I am sorry for your loss. The risk of it happening again depends on what your child had, whether either parent could be a carrier. Sometimes risk is very low, close to zero% (if genetic condition happened in the baby for the first time), 25% if both parents carriers of a condition, or other risk depending on the condition. I would recommend formal genetic evaluation and counseling.

Answered 7/6/2015



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