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Why is my family medical history important to my pregnancy?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Inheritance
Some diseases run in families (i.
e. Sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, diabetes). It's important to discuss these conditions with your doctor as your baby could be at risk.

In brief: Inheritance
Some diseases run in families (i.
e. Sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, diabetes). It's important to discuss these conditions with your doctor as your baby could be at risk.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Assessing risks
Your doctor will take your family history to help assess if you or your baby are at risk for certain diseases.
Some diseases like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and tay-sachs are inherited. If these disease run in your family you may need extra testing. Your family helps give us more information about you so that we can put a plan together to keep you and your baby safe.

In brief: Assessing risks
Your doctor will take your family history to help assess if you or your baby are at risk for certain diseases.
Some diseases like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and tay-sachs are inherited. If these disease run in your family you may need extra testing. Your family helps give us more information about you so that we can put a plan together to keep you and your baby safe.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: Important
It lets the doctor know if there are any potential problems that may affect you, your pregnacy or the baby.

In brief: Important
It lets the doctor know if there are any potential problems that may affect you, your pregnacy or the baby.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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