(Closed) Genetic testing before TTC – Chromosomal Inversion

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

A good starting point would be to talk to your doctor about wanting to conceive in the near future and your concerns about the possibility of genetic problems. Meeting a genetic counselor would answer many of your questions and hopefully resolve many of your fears/uncertainties – and give you some answers as well.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I worked in cytogenetics for a while, and a lot of our testing was done for couples who were either concerned about being carriers, were having trouble conceiving, or (saddest) had had several miscarriages that may have been caused by genetic problems with the fetus.

If you know you have an inversion, it’s probably a good idea to get the tests done. It’s a wonderful sign that your mother has the same inversion and was able to produce a healthy child (you), but if I were you I’d like to be sure. And you’re right – it’s best to know if you’re carriers for something else. I think something like 6% of the population are carriers for cystic fibrosis, so it’s not out of the question.

Good luck. And thank you for being such a careful and concerned person when it comes to the health of your future baby! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t believe that they’ve narrowed down any specific genes linked to autism, but they do suspect that it is somewhat genetic.

Since you already have a risk, I would speak with your OB/GYN, and they should be able to refer you to a genetic counsellor.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t think there are specific tests to test for autism, because they haven’t confirmed the exact genetic link.

I think it’s great that you want to be prepared- perhaps your doctor could provide you with genetic counseling that would be beneficial to you and your husband. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I had genetic testing done b/c my husband and I are both Jewish. I just asked my OB about it and what I should do. However, my insurance wouldn’t cover it until I was already pregnant, so we had to wait.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We also had genetic testing done pre-baby, and our insurance did cover it. So I would talk to your doctor/OB-GYN and see what they say, and then see what tests are covered by insurance.

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