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I don't have the sickle cell trait but the father of my baby does, so what's the worst that could happen to my baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Trait ++

If we assume that neither you of babies dad has any other gene problems, baby has 50% chance of getting trait.
Baby also has the 4% chance every baby has for having some unexpected issue at delivery, including prematurity, illness, need for ICU care, birth injury, etc.

In brief: Trait ++

If we assume that neither you of babies dad has any other gene problems, baby has 50% chance of getting trait.
Baby also has the 4% chance every baby has for having some unexpected issue at delivery, including prematurity, illness, need for ICU care, birth injury, etc.
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