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Birth Defects - Genetic

Medindia’s support group on genetic birth defects discusses the transmission and management of several birth abnormalities passed on through the parents’ genes, including Down syndrome, Achondroplasia, Hemophilia and Cystic fibrosis.

If you have concerns on any genetic birth defect, this support group will help clarify all your queries on the subject.


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Birth Defects Registry of India - A ‘Saving Babies’ Project

Birth Defects Registry of India aims to measure baseline prevalence of birth defects, reduce the incidence of birth defects and enable families to establish Support Groups for congenital disorders.

Babies come into the world heralding the good news that the human species with all its diversities and complexities is still going good and hasnt come to a grinding halt. ...Read More

Posted on : Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:43 AM
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Precautionary genetic baby testing can be done to screen out genetic disorders. Prenatal first and second trimester testing, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling clubbed with assessing nasal translucency on USG and newborn baby genetic testing by urine for 100 metabolic disorders are just to name few measures which one can take to diagnose genetic disorders.
Replied on Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:43 AM
Let me know is there any programme to reduce the birth rate of Thalassemia children ?
Replied on Monday, June 6, 2011 9:15 PM
I, Dr Shakila Shetty am working as a Senior prof of OBG at M.S.Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Bangalore. I would like to be a member of BDRI. Kindly tell me how to go about
Dr Shakila Shetty.
Replied on Friday, December 25, 2015 10:51 AM

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