Post # 16
Pretty sure you can’t do it until you’re almost at the end of the first tri. I believe they get placental blood which isn’t functioning until later. I could be wrong though. It’s also not 100% accurate since its not directly from the fetus.
Post # 17
If you’re interested in the blood test, I would choose the Harmony test. It’s $130 out of pocket (will not go towards your deductible, since you are not going through insurance) but it’s much less then your other options.
Post # 18
The test being discussed here is relatively new. It can be done at 10 weeks and is just a regular blood test. I had it…just two tubes! They combined it with regular prenatal bloodwork.
Mine was about $100 out of pocket. Not bad. It is usually right on gender. The few times it is wrong are usually with a “girl” result when the baby is a boy.. But very accurate usually!
Post # 19
Yeah that’s the one I’m talking about. The not accurate comment was meant to be about genetic mutations, not gender. I believe what I was told is that you can have a mutation in the placental blood that the baby itself doesn’t actually have so it can lead to a false positive or negative. I think it was pretty unlikely though.
Post # 20
I’m an RH- mom so Ive done a lot of research about fetal blood development. Babies don’t even start producing their own blood until ~8weeks so I can’t see how a test before then would even have baby’s DNA in it. For example if you needed rhogam due to blood incompatibility it is unescessary before 8 weeks (Info is straight on the rhogam website).
im guessing your DR was referring to harmony/maternit21 tests that can be done at 10weeks.
Post # 21
I also have that BCBS plan and picked it this time last year hoping I’d make use of the solid prenatal coverage. My dr said this test will be 100% covered for me (2 MC’s) and he’s running it at 10 weeks (3 weeks and 2 days from now!!)