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Huntington's Disease Youth Organization

If my mother had HD but I don't can my baby get it?

HDYO has more information about HD available for young people, parents and professionals on our site:

Q. If my mother had HD but I don’t have it, could I give it to my baby? Do you still carry the gene even if you don’t develop the disease?


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A. Hi, The short answer is no, if you don’t have HD then you can’t pass it on to your children. You don’t carry the HD gene. I hope this helps. Please contact us if you have any further queries.