Not sure who the father is?

Chances are, if you’re browsing the internet for options on discovering the father of your unborn child, you already know the predicament you face. And while some of you may be married and struggling with a whole other set of issues – most of you are probably unmarried. And as uncomfortable and isolated as you may feel, know that you’re not alone.

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. births were to unmarried women in 2007. – CDC

Childbearing by unmarried women has resumed a steep climb since 2002. – CDC

While it doesn’t erase the fact you’re facing a pregnancy alone and trying to determine the father, know that there are others in your situation. And new tests are coming out to give you options if the father of your child could be one of several men.

Non-Invasive DNA Tests

Traditionally, if you were uncertain of your child’s father but you needed to know paternity before the child was born, you had to see your doctor and go through the risky procedures of amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. Not only do these procedures make you uncomfortable (very invasive) and require physician oversight, but they come with their fair share of risks – both for you AND the child – particularly, miscarriage.

Thankfully, a blood test can now determine paternity during pregnancy. You can find out the paternity of the child after only 8 or 9 weeks into the pregnancy. A bonus? You don’t have to order it online. This groundbreaking test is being offered through our local Kansas City ARCpoint Labs.

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Know the father of your unborn child after only 8 or 9 weeks into the pregnancy.

A Reliable Non-Invasive Paternity Test Option

According to a New York Times article discussing prenatal testing via blood work,

The tests analyze fragments of DNA from the fetus that are present in the mother’s blood in tiny amounts. The same approach is now also being used to noninvasively determine the gender of the fetus or whether it has Down syndrome. And researchers recently demonstrated that they could even determine a fetus’s entire genome this way.

These reliable blood tests are now paving the way to have all of your questions answered without the risky procedures involved. Plus, it’s safer for both you and the child.

What do I need for a prenatal paternity test?

If you’re looking to have a paternity DNA test performed, here’s what you’ll need:

  • The alleged father’s attendance & participation (you need the man you suspect, or one of the men, to be present and give a sample)
  • A blood sample from the mother

And that’s it. Because this test is performed at a facility offering self-directed lab work, no insurance is required and the test results will not be part of your medical record (unless you choose to provide it to your physician.) If you’re ready to take the next step, contact our Kansas City lab for pricing and scheduling. You’re just one blood draw away from having your lingering questions answered.

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