(Closed) Genetic Testing?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did not have genetic testing done before but rather when I was pregnant with my daughter, everything came back normal and she was fine 🙂

Post # 4
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My OB said that insurance doesn’t pay for it until I was already pregnant, so I waited. I did the testing through my OB.

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to have the Tay Sachs and other Ashekenazi tests done, but like @colors, I need to see if my insurance will cover it before I”m pregnant. If they don’t cover it. it’s a couple of thousand dollars I think…Darling Husband and I will discuss if we still want to get it done beforehand anyway, just to know. 

Post # 6
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


Do you mean like bloodwork -for you- to see if your future baby might be predisposed to any health risks based on race/ethnicity, etc?

If so, when I went in for a preconception visit I asked my OB/GYN to run the test. Basically she wrote me a scrip to go to a lab to get my blood drawn for the test. It sounded to me like it was routine because she did not put up a big fuss about it.

But, perhaps it also had to do with the fact that I have a history of Thalassemia in my family. So I wanted to make sure I was not a carrier -which I’m not. But if I was I would have my husband go get tested for it because it only creates a problem in the child if both parents are carriers.

Post # 7
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did genetic counseling and worked out the probabilities.  Turned out we didn’t really need to do testing on us because the risks of one particular genetic disease were low.

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