Eclampsia, Preeclampsia and Abortion are Preventable
Most of the common pregnancy complications leading to maternal and fetal mortality are genetic in origin. This also means that there is an easy way to control and avoid complications to both the mother and child. Testing will predict the risk of high blood pressure leading to preeclampsia and eclampsia.
Once you know the risks, your gynecologist and your family can help manage them better for a successful pregnancy.
Prevent miscarriage, fetal distress and restricted growth
Miscarriage is most commonly caused due to chromosomal abnormalities, and is followed closely by genetic mutations. Testing for these before or early during pregnancy helps avoid pregnancy loss by adopting a cautious approach as well as using targeted therapy for a healthy pregnancy.
These same causes that alter blood flow also lead to fetal growth restriction, called IUGR, which can also be similarly prevented.
Prevent neural tube defects to have a healthy baby
Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) are a group of brain and spine abnormalities in the baby. Their most frequent cause is because of MTHFR mutation which is widely prevalent in the population. WHO has now warned against this morbidity. Genetic testing is the easiest and most accurate method of diagnosing this risk.
Simple nutritional supplements based on the genetics of the mother frequently leads to a healthy baby.
Gestational hypertension and diabetes can be life-long, stop them beforehand
Pregnancy can induce various long-term diseases in the mother such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes, called gestational diabetes. These occur in many women because of the risk genes they carry. Finding out these risk genes allows adequate preparation to prevent these chronic diseases.
Once they arise, these lifestyle diseases are hard to control or cure. So it is best to prevent them beforehand using molecular precision.