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How early in a pregnancy can you do a DNA test on the baby?

How early in a pregnancy can you do a DNA test on the baby?

12 weeks: At 12 weeks gestation, you can have an amniotomy done to take sloughed skin cells to test for genetic disorders. However, it is not a risk-free procedure, and you should discuss the risks with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can I do a DNA test before my baby is born in December? Could it hurt my baby or possibly cause a miscarriage? I am 18+6 weeks

Can I do a DNA test before my baby is born in December? Could it hurt my baby or possibly cause a miscarriage? I am 18+6 weeks

Yes, but risky: Amniocentesis is a procedure performed during certain stages of pregnancy when risk factors for genetic defects are present. In the hands of a qualified physician, it is a safe and commonly performed procedure. It is NOT however without risk, as no procedure is ever risk free! Is the risk worth the benefit of having the information you are looking for? ...Read more

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Could I do a DNA test when the baby is unborn?

Could I do a DNA test when the baby is unborn?

DNA test for what?: There are ways to test the DNA of a fetus, e.g., amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sampling, and lately by examining fetal DNA in maternal circulation. All of these are technically difficult and involved procedures that are not an issue for a do it yourself process. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Me and my baby's daddy did the DNA test the result is not here yet! If he is not biological dad, what should I do?

Me and my baby's daddy did the DNA test the result is not here yet! If he is not biological dad, what should I do?

You're still the mom: Have to do what the baby needs. Can seek social assistance for you and baby if lack resources (county social services agency for help). ...Read more

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When I have my baby can I get a DNA test a the hospital?

Yes, separate cost: Paternity testing becomes less risky after a child is born. Samples simply need to be collected from the mother, father, and child and based upon those samples all of the genetic markers in the dna can be used to establish paternity. The easiest of all of the collection methods is via cheek swab for saliva and cheek cells. The collection is so simple in fact that at home paternity testing kits are. ...Read more

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Can i work out who's the father of my baby without doing DNA test?

Can i work out who's the father of my baby without doing DNA test?

Exclusion : There are many tests that can exclude a man as the father of a child but none, not even dna, can prove that a given man is the father of a given child, however, dna tests are best available for paternity testing. ...Read more

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Can u perform DNA test even when the baby hasnt come yet to make sure who the father is?

Yes, but...: It can be dangerous, as you have to sample the amniotic fluid or do a chorionic villus sampling, both of which can predispose you to a leak or even miscarriage. It is infinitely easier to do it after the infant is born. Speak to your obstetrician about it. ...Read more

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I want to find out who my baby's father is without a DNA test. Can I use the old fashioned blood type testing?

I want to find out who my baby's father is without a DNA test.  Can I use the old fashioned blood type testing?

Too vague: Blood type testing can certainly exclude a designated person if their blood type is incompatible with that of the child. For example, a dad who is ab would not have a kid that was an o. But narrowing down & proving someone is by this means is unlikely.There are some companies that offer dna tests for this purpose & some states will require this method to identify dads for child support disputes. ...Read more

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My boyfriend wants a DNA test done and i'm only 18 weeks is there any chance I can get one done before the baby is born or do I have to wait until ?

My boyfriend wants a DNA test done and i'm only  18 weeks is there any chance I can get one done before the baby is born or do I have to wait until ?

Risky idea: Dna analysis would require a needle stuck into your bag of waters to get a sample.This is risky for you & baby & should only be done for specific urgent medical issues, not paternity. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more