Hemoglobin C

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BokkieNYC's picture
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Hemoglobin C

Does anyone know anything about testing positive for the hemoglobin C (HbC) trait?

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Roxi,

A few years ago, I remember that we had someone in a chat with one of our experts that tested positive for HbC trait. One thing that stuck with me was the stress that did *not* mean that your baby has a disease or prevent your baby from having a perfectly healthy life.

I found a brochure that perhaps can answer some of your questions and provide a bit of reassurance for you:

Hemoglobin C Trait
(This is a pdf file. Let me know if you cannot open.)

Wishing you all the best,

~Missy

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Thanks Missy! That helped me a little. DH is being tested for it too. I was also wondering what the implications are if he has the trait too.... I'm sure the doc will explain it if that is the case.

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Glad to help. Let me know what you find out! I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

BokkieNYC's picture
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Good news. Found out today that DH is negative for HbC so we don't have to worry about it with Bump #2 (when it happens).
:jumpingbeans:

MissyJ's picture
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AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for the update! Smile Now we can relax and get back to stalking you! Wink