genetic counseling and wtt

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  1. honeybunch2k7

    honeybunch2k7 Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone considering genetic counseling before wtt?

    OH is a carrier for cystic fibrosis and would like to me get screened.I was just wondering if anyone was going thru anything similar.
     
  2. Chris77

    Chris77 Mommy to PJ and Gavin

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    No, DH and I weren't considering it - we aren't carriers for anything (other than the usual genetic heart diseases, cancer, etc.)

    Good luck to you when you do go!!
     
  3. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    not going to be of any help but good luck fingers crossed everything is ok
     
  4. Mynx

    Mynx Mum of 2 Gorgeous Girls!!

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    We're considering genetic screening as my OH has Multiple Sclerosis. It's not usually a genetic disease but 4 members of his family have MS (2 have died since) so OH is terrified he may pass it on to any little ones. We wont be going ahead with any genetic screening for a while yet tho as we have other plans before TTC, but who knows!
     
  5. cazd

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    Oh my lord - how do you guys cope with that?

    I can't imagine having this kind of craving for motherhood but having the baby's health in mind.... blimey!

    What can they do to protect it?
    can they modify genes to prevent it?
    or is it just screening in-utero?
     
  6. x_Rainbow_x

    x_Rainbow_x Well-Known Member

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    yes i am.. well i have 2 see a genetic specialist as i have a chromasome defect.. it causes me 2 m/c and if i do get 2 a certain stage there is a risk of birth defects or stillbirth.
     
  7. honeybunch2k7

    honeybunch2k7 Well-Known Member

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    :cry::hug::hug:
     
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    i didnt no anyone else was having it i thought i was only 1
     
  9. honeybunch2k7

    honeybunch2k7 Well-Known Member

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    ^I think more and more people are getting it nowadays esp. since it's free in some places.
     
  10. Katia-xO

    Katia-xO Mummy to 1 & baking #2

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    I'm not getting anything atm, but if i ever MC then i'll probably have to have counsellin. The women on my side of the family can't carry boys, my auntie lost 5 boys all at around 18wks.. A few have actually had boys, but have been riddled with problems throughout the pregnancy. So i'm just gona have to hope i'm one of the lucky ones when i get my BFP..
     
  11. x_Rainbow_x

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    i only got it threw reacurrant m/cs. thats the only time they seem 2 give them out.
     
  12. Katia-xO

    Katia-xO Mummy to 1 & baking #2

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    Yeah that's what they've said to me too.
     
  13. honeybunch2k7

    honeybunch2k7 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I would have to screened. OH does not want the baby to be screened at all. With Cystic fibrosis, I suppose the earlier it is detected the better. I don't think they can modify genes yet. Cystic fibrosis is really unfortunate, though people are living with it longer nowadays. I guess OH and I just want to know what to expect.
     

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