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Fragile X Carrier?!? I feel like I'm going to cry...

Okay Ladies...well it seems like something great happens (seeing the heartbeat) just to get knocked back down again.  It seems that I am the carrier of Fragile X Syndrome - the gene that causes mental retardation, autism, and a whole host of other things.  My boyfriend is getting tested this week - but from reading about it online it seems like even if he doesn't have it this gene can still be passed onto the baby.  The one website I was reading basically said any son I have has a 50% chance of displaying the characteristics of Fragile X - not just being a carrier.  I am FREAKING out...want to cry...does anyone know anything about Fragile X Syndrome?
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Sorry i know nothing about it, but wish you all the luck in the world!
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my bestfriend had the same thing.  had an amnio around 17 weeks and found out everything was OK.  She was a carrier and her husband was not.  I think they are just saying there is a chance but you can find out 100% through an amnio.  There are small risks with that procedure but just depends on the couple how they want to proceed.  It could mean nothing..... Best of luck to you!
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