When a married couple both have the AS genotype (sickle cell trait), they face unique challenges and responsibilities that require understanding, support, and careful planning.
The AS genotype carries a 25% risk of having a child with sickle cell disease (SS genotype) when both parents have it. This means that couples need to make informed decisions about family planning. Genetic counseling can provide valuable insights and help them explore their options, such as prenatal testing or in vitro fertilization with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
Members of our community share their experiences.
Some comments on being pregnant as a woman with the SS genotype Instagram
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