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What Are The Chances Of Someone With Type 1 Having A Baby With Anencephaly
Increased anomalies: Women with diabetes that is poorly controlled in the weeks prior to and the first weeks of pregnancy have a higher chance of having a fetus with abnormalities of the heart and other parts of the body. It is important that they see a doctor and improve glycemic control before even trying to conceive. Screening and ultrasound studies can detect many of these abnormalities, but prevention is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ACOG charts show the: risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome at prenatal diagnosis vs. the risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more
Not big: Having type 1 dm in the family certainly increases risk for your children. Studies done years ago show that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling has it rather than if a parent has it. Environment and diet have a profound affect on us and are more important than genes...So take care of yourself and as a filly eat a healthful diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quoted risk 5/1000: The basic risk of any pregnancy for unexpected outcome is ~4% which includes the 5/1000 risk of cerebral palsy. If concerned, a detailed review of your family tree and personal health with a geneticist may shed light on your personal risks for specific issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very low: 99.5% of the time, there is just one child with rett syndrome in a family. This rare genetic condition occurs almost always in girls. It's caused by a mutation of the mecp2 gene on the x chromosome. The international rett syndrome foundation (http://www.Rettsyndrome.Org/) can be very helpful. ...Read more
It varies: If parents have had one child with a neural tube defect their risk of having another child with a defect is about 3 %. If they have had two children with the defect their risk increases to about 7 %. A parent who has a neural tube defect also has about a 3 % risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. All of these risks can be lowered significantly by maternal Folic Acid ingestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes & pregnancy: I hope you mean 7.2 and not 72. (i would tell you not to get pregnancy if it was really 72, but fortunately the measurement doesn't go up that high.) assuming that it is 7.2, you could safely get pregnant and have a good pregnancy outcome. Your diabetes will have to be managed carefully during your pregnancy, and your doctors will likely try to get your a1c even lower--e.g. Mid-6 range. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thalassemias: Both α and β thalassemias are often inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion, although this is not always the case. Cases of dominantly inherited α and β thalassemias have been reported, the first of which was in an irish family with two deletions of 4 and 11 BP in exon 3 interrupted by an insertion of 5 BP in the β-globin gene. For the autosomal recessive forms both parents must be carriers. ...Read more
What are the chances my child will be born with chromosomal abnormalities? I was told my unborn child has echogenic bowels, that i tested higher for the risk of Down syndrome and as a carrier of the cystic fibrosis trait
There : There are several ultrasound findings that can suggest down sysndrome, and echogenic bowel is one of them. There could be other explanations for that finding, though. It sound like you will need some testing to find out what's going on. The two tests used most commonly are amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling. Each has its own risks and benefits, so you should discuss them with your obstetrician. I would suggest that you do this sooner than later, and regardless of whether the outcome might lead you to terminate the pregnancy. ...Read more
What are the risks of operating on a child with a congenital heart defect? My child was diagnosed with a congenital valve problem very soon after birth. What are the risks associated with operating on a very young child?
Benefits vs. risks : The pediatric cardiovascular surgeon will tell you the risks & rates of complications vs. The risks of the heart's having to work extra hard to supply blood & oxygen to the brain & body if the chd is left untreated. Neonatal open heart surgery is done to insure optimal health, growth & development. Tour the cicu, meet the nurses, ask @ pumping & storing breast milk & call on family support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the probability of a couple having a child with muscular dystrophy, if mom is the carrier?
Depends: This depends entirely on the type of muscular dystrophy and the type of inheritance pattern. Some disorders are dominant, meaning there is a 50/50 chance of passing it on, some are recessive meaning you need to reproduce with another carrier to pass it on, and some are x linked. One form, duchenne muscular dystrophy is always x linked and carrier moms have a 50% chance of passing it to their sons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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