Genetic disorders | American Pregnancy AssociationAlthough the cause of over 60% of birth defects are not known, awareness and education are the first steps to preventing birth defects and genetic disorders during your pregnancy.

  1. Tips For Preventing Birth Defects

    Approximately 150,000 children are born every year in the United States affected by one or more birth defects. Although the cause of over 60% of birth defects are not known, there are a few tips you can follow to prevent birth... more...
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  1. Genetic Counseling
    Genetic counseling is the process of determining the risk you have of...
    Posted on: 04/24/2019
  2. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: PGD
    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure used prior to implantation to...
    Posted on: 04/24/2017
  3. Amniocentesis
    Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that may be recommended by your health care...
    Posted on: 04/25/2017
  4. Congenital CMV and Birth Defects
    Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a very common member of the herpes family...
    Posted on: 12/30/2017
  5. Congenital Heart Defects
    Congenital heart defects are among the most common form of birth defects....
    Posted on: 04/25/2012
  6. Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)
    Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is when there is bleeding in or around the...
    Posted on: 08/25/2017
  7. Molar Pregnancy
    Molar Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment A molar pregnancy is an abnormality...
    Posted on: 04/26/2012
  8. Cerebral Palsy
    Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of...
    Posted on: 04/25/2017
  9. What Causes Autism During Pregnancy?
    Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three...
    Posted on: 04/25/2012
  10. Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21
    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results...
    Posted on: 01/25/2020
  11. Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
    Cleft means 'split' or 'separation'. During early pregnancy, separate areas of the...
    Posted on: 04/25/2012
  12. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease caused by a genetic mutation. This...
    Posted on: 08/05/2017
  13. Fifth Disease and Pregnancy
    Fifth disease is a contagious infection that is caused by the human...
  14. Progeria: Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS)
    Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is commonly referred to as Progeria or HGPS. It...
    Posted on: 04/25/2012
  15. Polyhydramnios: High Amniotic Fluid During Pregnancy
    Polyhydramnios or commonly referred to as "Poly," is a relatively rare condition that...
    Posted on: 06/18/2017
  16. First-Trimester Screening
    The First-Trimester Screening is an early optional non-invasive evaluation that combines a...
    Posted on: 09/25/2020
  17. Cordocentesis : Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)
    Cordocentesis, also sometimes called Percutaneous Umbilical Cord Blood Sampling (PUBS), is a...
    Posted on: 08/26/2020
  18. Chorionic Villus Sampling: CVS
    Chorionic villus sampling often referred to as CVS, is a diagnostic test...
    Posted on: 04/25/2020
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  19. Triple Screen Test
    Also Known as Triple Test, Multiple Marker Screening and AFP Plus The triple...
    Posted on: 04/26/2012
  20. Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFP)
    The Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFT) test is a screening test that examines the...
    Posted on: 04/26/2020
  21. Quad Screen Test
    The quad screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks...
    Posted on: 04/26/2012
  22. Birth Defects Prevention Campaign
    Approximately 150,000 children are born every year in the United States affected by...
    Posted on: 04/20/2016
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