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When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to do a paternity test?

How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to do a paternity test?

Invasive testing: Ti determine paternity of an unborn baby requires an invasive test that may put the pregnancy at risk. The safest option is to check a blood test from the newborn after delivery. ...Read more

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How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to have paternity test?

How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to have paternity test?

8-9 weeks gestation: Now blood tests are available that can determine paternity as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy, without an invasive procedure. The potential fathers must also be willing to have blood drawn. Google "paternity testing prior to birth" and you can find a lab that will do this for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?

Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?

Your call: I have no idea if you're asking for advice or need encouragement ? If you've had more than one partner in the time in question, and don't know who the father could be, you need the fsther' s DNA as well to do the test. I would limit the number of testers, it's not a cheap test ! ...Read more

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I had sex with a guy on march 5 and march 17, april 26 ultrasound dated by pregnancy 7 1/2 weeks, who is the father? I gave birth december 13

I had sex with a guy on march 5 and march 17, april 26 ultrasound dated by pregnancy 7 1/2 weeks, who is the father? I gave birth december 13

Unsure: If your cycles are normal 28 day cycles with ovualtion occurring at approximately 14 days, the most likely answer is march 17. If periods are not normal and ovulation is unpredictable, it is very difficult to tell. ...Read more

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Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Is sex safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and sex: To my understanding, yes however however you should have an advice from your obstetrician, providing providing you have an uncomplicated pregnancy ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a : Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy. ...Read more