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I am 18 years old and I'm 13 weeks pregnant with the rarest type of sickle cell (s/o Arab). I don't know what to expect. This is my first pregnancy. Is it true that my child may be born early? May you please tell me some things I should be aware of? Please and thanks.
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What where some of your signs? I think I may be pregnant but not to sure.
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Mine is genotype SC. I have a son, also expecting another baby now. The truth is it wasn't easy . I gave birth to my son at 36 weeks via c section.  You have to have a lot of faith.  I was in and out of hospitalization,  close monitoring and several blood transfusions but in the end,  it was worth it.  Apart from the fact that my son was 2.3kg, he was and is still a perfect child, very intelligent.  He'll be 3 in october. So I wish you good luck.
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