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Just got pregnant for the first time! what do I need to know now about genetics?
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Dr. Maulik Shah
Clinical Genetics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Carrier Screening
Congratulations! You should talk to a doctor, geneticist or genetics counselor if there is a history of any particular diseases in your family like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia or any history of birth defects like cleft palate.
Based on your family history, you may want to get carrier screening done.

In brief: Carrier Screening
Congratulations! You should talk to a doctor, geneticist or genetics counselor if there is a history of any particular diseases in your family like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia or any history of birth defects like cleft palate.
Based on your family history, you may want to get carrier screening done.
Dr. Maulik Shah
Dr. Maulik Shah
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Family
If you have a preponderance of a specific genetic disorder in either family, you could need testing, but generally that is never done routinely.
Fishing expeditions rarely catch any fish that you want or even need to worry about.

In brief: Family
If you have a preponderance of a specific genetic disorder in either family, you could need testing, but generally that is never done routinely.
Fishing expeditions rarely catch any fish that you want or even need to worry about.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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