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Hi I had an amniocentesis done when I was pregnant

Hi I had an amniocentesis done when I was pregnant with my son as he had major exompholis so they checked for other defects well at the time I didn't know I had myotonic dystrophy type 1 would the doctors of still picked up on it if my son had it as its genetic.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
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