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    Question Amnio after PGD?

    Hello.
    Has anyone taken an Amnio after doing PGD? I am currently 15 weeks pregnant & have to decide by next week if I should take do the amnio to confirm PGD results. It has taken me 4 cycles for this to actually work for me, so Im scared to put myself at risk. Just curious if anyone has opted not to take it or has & everything turned out ok. Any advice would be so helpful.
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    Hi Lisa, I am so excited to hear your story and congrats for being pregnant. i am about to start my first cycle and have heard nothing but bad news. i too am a carrier of a genetic disease. do they know why you were a bad responder? did you have aproeblem getting pregnant natually? I am curios because i do not seem to have a problem getting pregnant natually so i was wondering if this would help out our chances.
    I have had an amnio done before and it is not as bad as it sounds. it was virtually painlessfor me and i felt better knowing my baby was ok. but you must do what amek you feel comfortable.


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    who is your Dr. in NJ that is doing the PGD?


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    Amnio after PGD

    Hi Barn.
    Thank you so much for your reply. I am a carrier of Fragile X syndrome (it is like Autism). I has been a shock to me since no one in my family has anything. The only reason I even found out I was a carrier is because my nephew was diagnosed at age 2 & they said my sister was the carrier, so I got tested. Being a poor responder to the medications is an affect of fragile x carriers. I was told I probably wouldn't respond well before I started, but decided to try anyway. I've been to two doctors, both for Pgd. My first cycle was at RMA of NJ, located in Morristown (they also have a facility in NYC). My 3 other cycles were at Reproductive Specialists of NY, located in Mineola. My doctors did suggest that it would might be easier for me since I didn't have a problem getting pregnant, but in the end it did take 4 times. So I really don't know about that. I'm having such a hard time with this amnio decision, since it has taken me so long to get to this point. However, seeing things first hand with my nephew just breaks my heart. Unfortunately, any of the less intrusive tests cannot detect this. It can only be detected thru cvs or amnio. I decided against the cvs at 10 weeks. So I have a rough decision ahead of me.
    Thank you again for your reply, and good luck with everything..


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    Well good luck with your decision. I know it's a hard one. Can I ask you what day they did your transfer?


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    Amnio after PGD

    Hi Barn..
    They did a 5 day transfer. Since they sent out the embryos for PGD, it had to be a 5 day transfer.

    Lisa


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    I got pg following pgd on my 7(!) ivf try. I did not do an amnio. My son is perfectly healthy. I decided against the amnio (even though I had my triple screen blood work come back elevated risk for Down's) because I had been through so much to get pg that I decided that I would rather have a Down's baby than no baby at all. So, once I came to the conclusion that I would not abort regardless of the result, the amnio had no real benifit. In addition, I researched the error rate with pgd, and it was low enough that I was comfortable. As I said, everything turned out fine.

    Best of luck.
    Karen
    42 years old and finally a mom!
    Our son Elijah (Eli) was born 2/10/06
    following 4 years ttc, 5 fresh IVFs (plus 2 FETs).


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    Hi Karen, He is beautiful. Makes it all worth it in the end I'm sure!!!


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    Hi Karen..
    Thank you for your reply. My Amnio is scheduled for Friday, but I leaning more towards not testing now & hearing all went well with you really helps.
    Your son is adorable!
    Lisa


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    One other way to look at the amnio is whether or not you would be willing to terminate the pg should there be any bad result. If yes, then go for it.


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