7 out of 10 people find out they are healthy carriers of at least one condition. However, most genetic conditions can only be passed on to your child if you and your partner are carriers of the same condition.
The good thing is, most couples who have this test find out that they are not carriers of the same condition. Knowing this in advance can give you confidence, reassurance and peace of mind that you have significantly reduced your risk of having a child born with one of these conditions.
1 out of 40 couples find out that they are carriers of the same condition.For these couples, there’s a 25% (1 in 4) chance that they could have a child that is affected by the condition.
This can be overwhelming, but honestly, it’s really important to know. Knowing your risk can help you make empowered choices about how you plan your pregnancy, or even significantly reduce the risk of having a child affected by the condition.
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