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Posted by: Tina | 2004/10/25

Stuttering

My husband stutters severely. I am 8 weeks pregnant and just want to know whether stuttering is hereditary?

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Dear Tina

I was sorry to hear about your husband's stuttering problem. I am happy to be able to tell you that except for a few affected families, stuttering is not usually hereditary. It is unlikely that your baby will be affected.

Regards, Maritha

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