6 weeks pregnant is baby at risk?

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6 weeks pregnant is baby at risk?
« on: September 30, 2009, 10:30:54 PM »
Hi Everyone! I'm new at this site.  I discovered it last night while I was researching information on thalassemia beta.  I posted a question but not sure if it was in the right location.  I recently found out I was pregnant, I'm about six weeks.  My husband has thalassemia minor and I was recently told I also was a carrier. 

My results are as follows: RBC 4.46, Hemoglobin 13.5, Hematocrit 39.9, MV 89.6, MCH 30.2 RDW 14.6, Hemoglobin A 96.0L (which came back is being out of range), Hemoglobin F <1.0 and hemoglobin A2 3.0. 

My doctor told me I was a carrier even though my results appear to be in normal range.  A very helpful member on this site helped me have a better understanding.

I was wondering if anyone else understand my lab results and could explain if in fact I am a thal carrier.  My concern is could it be passed on to my child.  I have an appointment to see a genetics counselor next week but I'm very panicked about this. 

Any information would be very appreciated.

Thank you!


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Re: 6 weeks pregnant is baby at risk?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:50:10 AM »
I'm not the right person to help you, so lets what for a real smart person.

Congrats with your pregnancy!! Do you take folic acid? If no, starts now! You should take 2.5mg daily.

Hang in there,


Re: 6 weeks pregnant is baby at risk?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 12:51:26 PM »
Hi Melanie

Till Now whatever I have read is that HBA2 would be high (more than 3.5) in case of Thal Minor but that is 3 in your case .In my case it was 6 .



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