CF gene

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
7644 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Post # 3
369 posts
Helper bee

I have CF, let me know if you have any questions. My Fiance has not been tested yet, we won’t get him tested until we’re closer to TTC.

Post # 4
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My husband has the BRCA1 mutation so I understand how scary all this information must be for you. Hopefully your husbands tests are negative and you don’t have to worry. If he is positive, then you have options. Hugs and speedy tests!!

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

cgood :  i am a carrier for certain illnesses; and some illnesses have skipped us. Anything is uncertain, and our medical team (from my hubby and my side) feels reassuring and supportive 🙂

Post # 6
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am a CF carrier and my husband is not.  We are both Jewish with Eastern European ancestry and we have a healthy 5 month old baby boy. Good luck with your DH’s test!

Post # 7
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m also a CF carrier- had a comprehensive genetic testing panel (281 diseases and this was the only one that came back positive) completed before I was pregnant. Husband went for testing almost immediately after and was negative. Found out I was pregnant literally a few days after his test came back. I’m almost 28 weeks now and baby, as we know it, is fine. 

Post # 8
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I was about 15 weeks pregnant I realized that my dad is a Tay Sachs carrier, which gave me a 50% chance of being a carrier. It was highly unlikely that my non-Jewish husband would also be a carrier, but I flipped out!! Luckily it turned out that I was not a carrier, but it was an anxious week! It’s good that you’re figuring it out now, and I’m sure your husband won’t be a carrier, but even if he is, you can do IVF with PGD and make sure your kiddos don’t have it. Good luck!!!

Post # 9
2636 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

cgood :  I just came across this thread now – I actually had blood taken over the weekend to see if I carry the CF gene (the test also sees whether I’m a carrier of the fragile X syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy genes). There is no history of any of these conditions in my family to our knowledge, but I still have this fear that I’m going to be a carrier of something. We haven’t started TTC yet; my GP recommended getting tested just in case (and if it turns out we’re both carriers, then we can have a game plan in place).

Good luck with your husband’s tests, I have my fingers crossed for you that everything will be fine!

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