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I have Marfan syndrome. Should I not have kids?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe not

A marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal".
During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant.

In brief: Maybe not

A marfan syndrome woman has a 50% chance of having a marfan syndrome baby, if the father of the baby is "normal".
During pregnancy, the woman needs close monitoring because she is at increased risk of rupturing her aorta (often fatal). For these reasons, she may not want to become pregnant.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Necessarily!

Please discuss this with your doctor. Many people with marfan have children.
But many people with marfan have significant heart and other issues and are advised against pregnancy. The answer for you depends on your specific marfan-related conditions. Again, please discuss this with your physician.

In brief: Not Necessarily!

Please discuss this with your doctor. Many people with marfan have children.
But many people with marfan have significant heart and other issues and are advised against pregnancy. The answer for you depends on your specific marfan-related conditions. Again, please discuss this with your physician.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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