Cody, normally, those figures are right. But, if one parent actually has CF, they have 2 carrier genes and no 'normal' genes to pass on, meaning the child will definately be a carrier. If the second parent also has a CF carrier gene, they have a 50/50 chance of passing on their carrier gene or a 'normal' gene. If 2 CF genes are passed on then the child will definately have CF, if only one from one parent is passed on, then they will definately be a carrier. In this situation, the child is going to have at least 1 half of the CF gene, but you need 2 for the CFTR fault to actually kick in-if that makes sense.
If 2 people with CF had a child-then their child would definately have CF without question, as both parents would pass on a faulty CF gene, as they have no none faulty CFTR gene to pass on.
Genetics is fun huh?........And confusing:S
Tara, you can always consider IVF, where they will remove all the CF faults from the embryo's. Considering your partener has CF, and he is the male one, you're probably going to need genetic councilling, as one place the CF gene is active in most people is in the vans deferen where it blocks the tubes that carry sperm.
I'm also 23, though I'm the one with CF. My husband has no carrier genes at all. But 6 years of trying and I can't get pregnant, so kinda put it on the back burner until we can see a gynaechologist.
Hope this helps, and hope things go well for you.
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