genetic testing/counselling

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by miss charlie, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. miss charlie

    miss charlie 1st timester

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    I have a genetic eye condition called Aniridia which is caused by a deletion of a gene on my 11th chromosome...as such it is a dominant characteristic so theres a 50:50 chance of passing it on to every child.

    I'm very lucky in that I do not suffer anywhere near as badly with my eye condition as others do so with luck if my bubba had it it would still be able to see and lead a relatively normal life - BUT I may end up with a child who is severly visually impaired.

    I dont think I could put my bubba at he risk of miscarriage to have the testing required in utero (amniocentisis or CVS) so I have to play the waiting game.

    My question is are there any other Mums to be out there that are wrestling with the subject of genetic testing or want to see a genetic consellor?
     
  2. miss charlie

    miss charlie 1st timester

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    Bump...

    C'mon guys? No one at all needing/wanting genetic counselling?
     
  3. charlottesma

    charlottesma Mum to 2!

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    I am, they just discovered I have beta thalasemia, currently I have decided to have my partner tested rather than the baby as if he is not a carrier the worst the baby can be is a carrier.
     

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