There are many different conditions that are considered hereditary. These are conditions that occur because of someone's genes. Conditions such as diabetes, bipolar disorder
are examples of diseases that are more common in people that have parents with the conditions. Susceptibility to these types of conditions are usually passed down from either or both parents. Your genes will play as much of a role in your child's health as your wife's genes. Separate from the genetic issue is the issue of infections that can be passed from mother to child while the child is being carried. Infections such as rubella or HIV can be passed down. Anxiety
is a complex psychiatric condition that has a genetic component. This means that if a parent has anxiety that requires treatment, it is more likely that the child will have it as well. This does not mean that your child will struggle with anxiety, it just means that his or her risk will be slightly higher than the average person. The same is true for many other conditions either you or your wife may have such as high blood pressure
or diabetes. The best physician for you to discuss this with is your wife's OBGYN. He or she will be able to help you better understand the issues of inherited conditions.