Cystic fibrosis is an inherited lethal lung disease. Babies born with this condition have problems with digestion and breathing.

Children with cystic fibrosis require daily medication and lung therapy to help them breathe. Although their illness is difficult and progressive, these children have normal IQ’s and can live 20-30 years.

Cystic fibrosis can present with mild to severe symptoms. The extent of a child’s illness cannot be predicted prior to birth.

Cystic fibrosis testing is done with a blood test prior to pregnancy or at the beginning of your pregnancy.