ASK DR NOVOA – I have been with more than one guy and I don’t know who the father of my baby is. Can I find out who the daddy is before the baby is born?

YES.

Believe it or not, you can find out the paternity of a baby as soon as 9 weeks from the date of conception. Traditionally, DNA testing for the paternity of a baby required invasive procedures, such as Amniocentesis or Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS). Both of these tests require the insertion of a needle into the uterus and could potentially cause a miscarriage. They are most commonly used to evaluate a baby for genetic abnormalities such as Downs Syndrome. HOWEVER, a more recent test is non-invasive and does not put you or your baby at risk. It is called SNP Microarray. It requires only the collection of a blood sample from the mother. The sample from the mom will contain small amounts of DNA from the baby escaping from the uterus and placenta into the mom’s blood. The test is 99.9% accurate and requires only a tiny bit of DNA, as little as that found in a single cell from the baby. So, Mommys, if you want to make sure HE IS THE FATHER, and avoid embarrassing yourself on National TV, you can do the SNP Microarray and 9 weeks of pregnancy from a simple blood test and shut everybody up.

Can you say, MAURY, MAURY, MAURY!!!!! 🙂

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