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Old 04-28-2003, 10:38 AM   #1
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One more thing. I also tested positive to being a carrier for cystic fibrosis. My husband now has to be tested. If only one of us is a carrier we don't need to worry so much but if both ... our chances are one in four that our baby will carry it or have it.
Anyone else tested for that?

 
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We didn't test for that, but I have wondered.... I am of Northern European/Scandinavian descent, which really raises the risks. I have done alot of reading on cystic fibrosis, and it's kind of like sycle-cell and tay-sachs. It seems to only affect certain backgrounds. I took comfort in knowing that my husband didn't have any northern-european background that he knows of. I kind of wish they had offered me this test. Best wishes to you!

 
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TLS: I was tested at my doctors office for cystic fibrosis because I am doing AI. My blood work also came back positive. I am also a carrier. I have to have my donor tested which they do anyways. My chances are also the same. I have a 10 year old child and it was done o'natural.. so if her father would have been a carrier she could have been positive. She is fine, and healthy. Now that I know I am a carrier, it might have came from my father or mother I will take every test to make sure the donor is free from this. I was scheduled to see a specialist about it, and she just told me the chances. I am still trying to have a baby so being a carrier did not scare me off, it just made me stronger. So don't worry sweetie, if your husband is not a carrier you will be fine. However if you do become pregnant, make sure you tell your child when they are older, so they can have thier partner checked too. Good luck!
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I am ten weeks pregnant and my husband is being tested. We won't know the results for a few weeks. One of my parents is a carrier but oviously didn't know that until today. I am praying he isn't a carrier ... as no-one in our families have it or symptoms of. I guess I just have faith that whatever God's will is ... it is. I just don't want our baby to suffer.
Thank you for your advice and support.

 
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