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chelsea33 asks:
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If my spouse's sister has mental retardation, what is the likelihood of my baby being born with it?

In Topics: Mental retardation
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Feb 8, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

There are many reasons why a child can be diagnosed with mental retardation or cognitive limitations.

However, this is a question best answered by a medical specialist who works within the field of genetics or by a genetic counselor.  I am sure an obstetrician/ gynecologist or a general practitioner may be able to steer you in the right direction.  

Good luck!

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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