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I am currently 2 mo pregnant , and my bf is born completely deaf due to a genetic thing between his two hearing parents, and no family history of deaf in his or my side. Does anyone kno anyone who is like this. I cant help but wonder if our baby will too be deaf. I kno its not a bad thing cuz ill love this baby no matter what But wondering if anyone knows anything about this, and if anyone knows any good books or sites on baby signing.. cuz either way we will be teaching our baby to siign to communicate with his or her dad. ty.
I agree, you might want to see a genetic counselor. They will be able to give you the chances that your baby will be born deaf. It sounds like both your bf's parents carried a recessive gene for deafness (don't know how many genes are involved though, so can't give you much info) so there is a possibility that your child won't be deaf. If your bf's deafness is caused by recessive genes, then you would have to be a carrier as well. This is however very simplified genetics. Again, I don't know how many genes are involved with deafness, so I would definately recommend talking to a genetic counselor. They will be able to do genetic profiles on both you and bf and tell the chances of your child being born deaf.
I don't know much about signing and baby signing, as my dd has a speech impairment. However, there is one mom on here I kow of for sure how has a hearing impaired son. She is EMSmom and if you pm her if she misses this, she may be able to give you some direction. Also, I believe MommyWilson (I think that's her name) is deaf and may be able to give you some pointers on where to look. There is also the baby signing board where you might get ideas as well. HTH.
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ty guys yes hes talked to his dr and seeing him again on the 3rd...his parents genes togther did cause his deafness.. apparently he said it would be almost imp to pass the same thing to his child. even so... id still love my lil bundle and give them the best love , and a happy life. and move to a place for his or her schooling. Ill see about hte testing tho as well.