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genetic counseling + CF

I'm a carrier for cystic fibrosis. My fiance has to be tested tomorrow and than my dr wants us to go for genetic counseling and possibly a level two ultrasound. does any one know what to expect with genetic counseling? and what is the difference between a regular and a level two ultrasound. i'm so nervous

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Asked by blondie09 at 3:32 PM on Dec. 8, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • level two is jsut where they check the development completely.
    level two is what you get at the 20week, wher ethey check the heart chambers and the organs.

    Answer by oliviasmomma09 at 3:33 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • at genetic counceling they will tell you the risks of a cf baby and how likely that you and fiancee will produce a cf baby, etc.
    genetic counceling is an informative consult with a doc that can answer any worring or pressing questions that you or fiancee have and they will try to give you as much information that they have about the abnormality that you could be faced with so you and fiancee can make an educated decision for what is best for you and your future family.

    Answer by vakatia at 4:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • i would suggest getting as many questions that you may have down on paper before you go in there so you dont forget anything you may have wanted to ask - also keep in mind that the doc will most likely give you a # to call if you have any more questions and that you should call even if you think that you may be bothering them with something "rediculous" because you need to be informed and comfortable that you have all the information you will need!
    encourage Fiancee to write down questions he has also.
    and make sure that when you two leave to discuss what you learned with eachother.

    Answer by vakatia at 4:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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