Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How early can you do a paternity test?

I just found out that I am pregnant. I have been off birth control for a few months and have been using condoms. The father is one of 2 men. How early can the baby be tested?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (6)
  • As soon as you pop that puppy out!!!!

    It can be done before birth, but it's dangerous for the baby then.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • The minute the baby is born.

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:51 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • ok, maybe not the minute but after birth

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:51 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • One of my friends had a paternity test done when they did an amnio test. She has it sent out to some lab and I think it cost about $500. You can google paternity test and find out more info.

    Answer by christyg at 3:59 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • They can do it with the amnio, but I wouldn't risk having an amnio JUST for a paternity test when it's not truly necessary until after the birth. If you are having one anyway though, you can do it then. Otherwise, they can test the baby as soon as its born. Congrats.

    Answer by ErinHill226 at 4:12 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • gosh I sence you are not married to either one...I would hold your tong. when the baby is born do what feels right "politely" yea right.....well usually they will ask you at the hosp.. if you wish a test I belive the 1st one is free talk with your DR. if all else fails you are woman shhhh, and their is always far as being a father it takes more than semen a lot advice be honest and let the chips fall where they may. bring a child into this messy world is never bad. I give you "props" (my kids say that) be careful life is a funny thing,I wish you well!

    Answer by heather1381 at 12:16 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.