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Is prenatal testing for thalassemia safe for baby?Is there any risk for baby ?My wife is 16 week pregnant and we both are diagonsed as minor carrier

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Risks are small

With you and your wife being carriers, i suspect that the testing you are thinking about is amniocentesis.
Amniocentesis is safe but not risk free. Many providers quote a miscarriage rate of around 1 in a 1, 000. But talk to your doctor about specifics in their practice and your concerns. The information from the testing may be valuable for your family.

In brief: Risks are small

With you and your wife being carriers, i suspect that the testing you are thinking about is amniocentesis.
Amniocentesis is safe but not risk free. Many providers quote a miscarriage rate of around 1 in a 1, 000. But talk to your doctor about specifics in their practice and your concerns. The information from the testing may be valuable for your family.
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