DNA testing during Pregnancy | EasyDNA South Africa

Are you pregnant? Do you need to determine the father of the child before the birth? Why not consider DNA testing during pregnancy? Risk free methods of testing while pregnant are available today so you that you avoid any of the risks that you could encounter with amniocentesis or Chorionic villus sampling (CVS). There is a lot of information online about invasive testing, somewhat less about non invasive prenatal paternity testing as this is a much more recent method.

Test during pregnancy for Paternity

Paternity testing during pregnancy is so simple thanks to non invasive prenatal testing. Fetal DNA samples in this test are collected by means of a blood withdrawal. Surprised? Well you shouldn’t really be; it is natural for a pregnant female to carry the DNA of her unborn child in her bloodstream- remember that the mother supplies oxygen and nutrients to the baby through her blood. All that is needed is some highly advanced DNA testing methods to extract the child’s DNA profile using the sample of maternal blood provided. The alleged father must then provide a sample of his.

Am I pregnant? Symptoms of pregnancy

There are several symptoms that can indicate pregnancy but none will be as conclusive as going to a pharmacy and buying a home pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, you will have started secreting a hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). The hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. A pregnancy test will confirm whether you are pregnancy by detecting the presence of this hormone in your urine.

Now to move onto the symptoms of being pregnant: you will have these very early in the pregnancy. But with each case it is different. In fact you might not even have any symptoms of being pregnancy and in some very rare cases, some women have been known to only find out they are pregnant when they go into labour at around the 9th month of pregnancy. Common symptoms however, include morning sickness and nausea. This symptom can happen within the first week of pregnancy and can easily be mistaken for a tummy bug.

Most commonly it is somewhere in the 6th week that this symptom begins to be felt by pregnant women. Missed period, headaches and fatigue are other common symptoms- again however, it is important not to jump to any conclusions until you have proper confirmation.

DNA testing during pregnancy cannot be done before the 10th week. Get fully advised about the test before making any decisions.

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