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    Default thalaseamia....

    hi all

    Not sure if posting in the right spot...

    I have thalaseamia minor (a blood disorder affecting iron levels), my midwives have known since i have started going to them, and now i'm 32 weeks & have been advised that my hubby should be tested (advised by the obstetrics registrar) just in case.

    We are 99.99% sure that he doesnt have it, as it comes from mediterranean backgrounds (somehow i have it, but dont have any mediterranean background) anway, it has caused a few heated discussions between hubby &I.

    I agree that we should have been told a lot earlier to test for this, because if we find out that hubby does have it, what do we do with 8 weeks to go??

    I think he has agreed to get it done, but pretty much for my sake only as i've asked him to do it for me & the baby.



    But just wanting to know ur opinions?? Can we refuse the blood test and explain our reasons....or would we be silly to refuse it??

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    Bugalug,

    I would personally get your DH to have the test. I am of mediterranean background and was tested to see if I had it ( I don't) right at the beginning of my pg. The MW said if I did have it my DH would need to be tested and if positive then they would need to treat the bubs when born. I would probably ask your OB for more information and go from there. Good luck

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    Thanks for ur reply

    Hubby did go get the blood test done.....we're pretty sure all will be fine

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