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Does intake of steroids while planning for a baby cause genetic issues and result in abnormal baby ?

My husband is suffering from Protein loss so doctor has prescribed 60mg of Wysolone(steriods) , he is taking steriods from past 3 weeks, we are planning for a baby, will this cause any genetic issues in baby? is it safe to have a baby when he is on steriods dosage .. We have heard it causes genetic issues and can result in abnormal babies is it true?
Wed, 18 Jan 2012
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father consumption of steroids don`t harm baby ,but mothers consumption definitely harm baby.
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