TESTED POS FOR CARRIER OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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staci - September 14

I am worried that since I tested positive as a carrier for cystic fibrosis that the baby will be born with it. Has anyone else tested positive, if so what did your doctor tell you were the chances of the baby being born with it? Please help, I am worried.

 

Tracy - September 14

Both you and the baby's daddy have to be carriers of Cystic Fibrosis in order for the baby to be born with it. If you tested positive, I would suggest you get the daddy tested. If he turns out to be negative then there are no worries, if he is positive also, then talk to your doctor. Try not to worry just yet as it has to be both of you. Good Luck.

 

Lynette - September 16

What Tracy said is true, but even if both parents have the gene, there is still only a 50% chance of your baby having cystic fibrosis. Like, my sister and brother-in-law both carry the gene, and they have one daughter with cf and one without. I carry the gene but hubby got tested and he's negative - the Genetics Counsellor I went to said that meant there was like a 1 in 587 chance our baby could have cf (which I don't understand at all as there should be NO chance - maybe it's to account for the babies whose daddys aren't who they think they are ;-) ).

 

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