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How can I determine who the father is

By Anonymous July 30, 2013 - 2:53pm
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Had my period on jan 20 (4-5 days) had sex on jan 26 with #1 and took a plan b the next day. Got a period again jan 29 (3-4days) it was a little light. Then had sex on February 14 with #2 and took a plan b the same night. Didn't get a period after that or any bleeding. Then I found out I am pregnant and due nov 5th.

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Hello Anonymous,

Partner #2 is more likely the father of your baby. This guess is based on the fact that you had sexual intercourse six days after the start of your January period, which was too early to be ovulating. You took Plan B and had vaginal bleeding two days later. Considering that your due date is November 5, counting back nine months brings you to February.

A paternity test is a definitive way to determine who is the father of the baby.
This test can be done after the baby is born. DNA testing can be done before the baby is born but this involves having an amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, which are both invasive procedures. SNP microarray is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test that uses new technology which involves preserving and analyzing the baby's DNA found naturally in the mother's bloodstream.

Talk with your obstetrician about your concerns and what type of testing would be best for you.


July 30, 2013 - 4:45pm
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