Pregnancy

Last Updated: 02/27/17

Index

  1. Risk Factor Percentage
  2. Level of Condition
  3. Mom and Medication
  4. Pregnancy and Tumor Growth
  5. Additional Risks
  6. Options other than Natural Pregnancy

As some point in everyone's lifetime the idea of parenthood is considered. But when an individual has either a; serious health condition, genetic disease or tumors of any form the choice of parenthood might include additional consideration to at least be aware of potential risk factors.

With all forms of Neurofibromatosis; NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis the questions to ask and discuss with your doctor might include:

  1. Risk Factor Percentage: What is the risk my child will have NF as well?
  2. Level of Condition: Would the child have the same severity of NF as their parent?
  3. Mom and Medication: Will medications a mother takes or has taken, effect the baby?
  4. Pregnancy and Tumor Growth: Does pregnancy cause tumor growth?
  5. Additional Risks: Are there any additional risk factors to the mother or the baby?
  6. Options other than Natural Pregnancy: Other than Natural Pregnancy what are the current options?

1. Risk Factor Percentage:

What is the risk my child will have NF as well?

NF1 and NF2 are Autosomal Dominant condition if a parent has NF in every cell in their body they have about a 50% of passing NF to their children. The chances a child will have Schwannomatosis if their parent does is unknown.


2. Level of Condition

Would the child have the same severity of NF as their parent?

If the parent with NF is the first in the family, Mosaic NF with either; NF1, NF2, or Schwannomatosis and did not have NF in every cell in their body, their child is at risk of having a stronger case of NF.

If an individual who inherited NF from a parent, has a child, depending on the form of NF the parent had would determine how mild or severe the NF can be.

  • NF1: For NF1 a child can have a much stronger level or weaker level of NF then their parent, dealing with few issues or a lot more than the parent.
  • NF2: For a child of a parent with NF2, the level of issues the child might be faced with are typically about the same.
  • Schwannomatosis: For a child with a parent who had Schwannomatosis, the child can potentially be just a carrier of NF and not experience any of what their parent did.

4. Mom and Medication

Will medications a mother takes or has taken, effect the baby?



5. Pregnancy and Tumor Growth

Does pregnancy cause tumor growth?



6. Additional Risks

Are there any additional risk factors to the mother or the baby?



7. Options other than Natural Pregnancy

Other than Natural Pregnancy what are the current options?



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