Can dna testing be done before birth

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by everywoman, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I need to know quickly. Anyone know?
  2. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Yes, but only with the mother's consent as it requires taking a sample of the amniotic fluid which is an invasive procedure and places the baby at risk.

    Google "pre-natal dna testing"
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    This doesn't sound good...

    Here's a link to one place that does it. You will probably want to shop around...
  4. KFld

    KFld New Member

    My thoughts exactly. Hope your not beginning what I just finished.
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Oh this thread is making me very nervous! I hope this doesnt mean what I think it means.
  6. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yes, ladies it means what you think. I'm angry. Not ready to talk yet.
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Sorry hun. It never ends but will be here if when you are ready. Wish I could carry this pain for you.
  8. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Nope! Wouldn't wish this on anyone else. It's too hard to even fathom. I can't help my kid. He's done nothing to desrve this. He's a good guy and a good father. Maybe he is a lousy husband---but even one deserves this.
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Are we talking the 24yr old or the 19yr old?
    I apologize but I'm somewhat out of the loop.
  10. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    Fran there is a post on page 2. She is talking about the 24 year old.
  11. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

  12. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Please don't think that I think he is a lousy husband. He is 24. He already owns a nice home in a nice community. He works hard. He has put her through the last 1 1/2 of college. She has never held a job. He can be hard to live with. He is a perfectionist. But, he nor his son deserve to be treated like this.
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    I would like to meet the person who was the perfect spouse. I doubt they exist. No one is perfect. No one deserves this.
  14. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sending hugs your way. DDD
  15. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Sending hugs too.
  16. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Thanks all for the hugs. I will explain more in a few days. I need some time to soak all of this up. It is too much to even wrap my brain around. I feel like a guest on the Jerry Springer show. It's embarassing to say the least. I'm like a momma bear right now and I am trying to be supportive of pcson without overstepping my boundaries or his. I'm the only one he has to vent to, so I have to just stay non-judgmental and not say something that may put him on the defensive if he should ever take her back.

    Pre-op tomorrow and knee surgery on Thursday.
  17. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Sending hugs to you.

    Good luck with the surgery on Thursday.