Do you know if newborns are automatically screened at birth at the hospital? I have no knowledge if my older son was. My younger son was born at home so was obviously never screened, although he did have the PKU, etc right after birth with the ped.
So I started Googling out of curiousity (and you know that can lead to nothing but fear lol!) and found that biracial kids CAN and HAVE gotten sickle cell, and it is freaking me out!!!
Would I know by now if something was wrong with my kids?? My older son is almost 4 years old, younger one is 1 and we want to ttc our third in about a year.
Hubby is very light-skinned, has a lot of white features (as does his mom). He had a DNA genetic test done and found out he is technically 40% white even though both of his parents are black, as are grandparents and great-grands, etc, so the "whiteness" must have happened far back. Only mentioning this because maybe I am hoping that this somehow "diluted" some of the possibility of sickle cell gene.
Can someone please help calm me down?