Iam 23 year old and recently I lost male baby.He was diagnosed with spina bida with arnold chairi 2 malformation during ninth month pregnancy scan.We went through genetic counselling.My husband is having A C at 1298 and C C at 677 positonof MTHFR gene.My MTHFR gene reports were normal.what can we do to prevent spina bifida in the next pregnancy.What are the chances of recurrence.Are there any health concerns because of heterzygous MTHFR gene.Are there any precautions to be taken in future.
We recommend that you meet with a genetic counselor to discuss the risk of recurrence for spina bifida or other birth defects within your family. A genetic counselor is trained at assessing the risk based on personal history, family history, and any applicable genetic and non-genetic tests results. A genetic counselor can also review the implications of MTHFR gene variants and recommendations for before and during your next pregnancy.
You can find a genetic counselor at the National Society of Genetic Counselors website or through companies like mine, AccessDNA. You can find more information on spina bifida at AccessDNA as well.
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