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Cross-cultural marriage pregnancy - tests required?

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    pinemarten is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by bekyboo44
    Hi,

    My husband is Jewish, so we have had to consider a number of different tests. The most important is Tay Sachs which should be tested for really before couples begin concieving.

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    Er, what's all this about? My husband is half-Jewish, do I need to get special tests done? Having trouble finding info on this on Google.

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    bekyboo44 is offline Registered User
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    Hi,

    If your husband is only half Jewish and you are not Jewish at all then there is no need to be tested.
    Tay Sachs is caused by a gene, carried mainly by Ashkenazi Jews.
    There are other genetic tests- I shall have to ask my husband again what they are.

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    You can check out, www.jewishgeneticscenter.org

    The best thing to do is ask your ob, most tests are only reccomended for parents who are both Jewish.

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    thank you! have now found some info that seems to indicate that Tay Sachs is the most common one, and that in a jewish-non-jewish couple there is only a 1 in 30,000 chance that the baby would be affected. So in a half-jewish-non-jewish couple, it would be lower again. Bottom line, no test, hurrah! One less thing to worry about...

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    cinnamon - your white husband should have an AIDS test??? Because somehow he is more at risk than all those local men visiting prostitutes over the border every weekend? I would have given the doctor a good piece of my mind and found another one sharpish. That's on a par with the doctor at Tsan Yuk asking me (unmarried, and yes, white) if, being unmarried, I only had one sexual partner...
    What do people get taught here in school about other nationalities??? Actually please don't answer, I can guess.

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    My mother-in-law told my husband when we were dating that because I had large breasts (which are not large, but average for a caucasian person) that I would be after him for sex all the time. Needless to say he is disappointed that the myth is untrue!!

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