Doctors often recommend genetic counseling for parents who have congenital adrenal hyperplasia and are contemplating starting a family. The disorder can be diagnosed in fetuses, and prompt treatment, most often beginning in the first or second trimester, can reduce or even eliminate symptoms after birth. It is important to remember that treatment before birth is often recommended, but long-term studies have not yet confirmed that it is safe or effective.

Jan. 20, 2017