Blood relation marriage

I m married to blood relation ... Do I need to undergo genetic assessment before planning for a baby ? If no is there any pre-pregnency test we need to undergo .. Please suggest.  Thanks in Advance.
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hi  this planning has to be before marriage. any pregnancy has 4%risk of congenital yours risk is increased to 8 percent. but regarding specifics you can consult a geniticist who will go through your pedigree family tree specific risks will be able to advice you regarding any recessive  or dominant linked risks and chances.
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