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Postby bmc » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:47 pm

Hello- I am just starting my first cycle of IVF with PGD-I am nervous about the outcome and am looking to hear from anyone who has any words of wisdom for me. I have a balanced translocation of chromosomes 8 & 13. I was unaware of this until my husband and I started to try and have a family. I've had 2 miscarriages-after the second one my Dr. started looking for a reason for the miscarriages and found the answer. Anyone out there done PGD?
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Postby Sand » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:54 am

Hi Bmc - Welcome to the Site. I haven't done PGD, but there are a few who have. I hope you find support and info here.

Good luck with your cycle.

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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Postby 4Angels » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:22 pm

I am glad to see that I am not alone. I have just begun the long process for PGD/IVF. We are waiting for the probe to be done and once that is done it is all a go. My husband and I have had four miscarages and finally have found out that I have a balanced translocation of chromosome 12 and 17.

Please keep me updated on how things are going and feel free to email me if you need to talk.

Good Luck to you.
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Postby Nicholas'sMom » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:57 am

Hello and welcome,

I'm starting my shots on March 17 and it will be my third IVF. My first was a succes but I delivered my son at 22 weeks and he passed away shortly after he was born. My second IVF was this pass Nov and it was a BFN, so we are on our third and hopefully final. I just have a question to ask, what is PGD never heard about it. I wish all the best for you.

Feel free to visit my son's website.

1st-IVF-Dec 2004 +ve, Nicholas Born and became an Angel on May 15, 2005 at 22 Weeks Gestation.
2nd-IVF/ICSI-Nov 2005 -ve
3rd-IVF/ICSI-March 2006/ Canceled, low quality embroys.
Lap-April 26, 2006-Endo Stage 2
4th-IVF/ICSI-June or July 2006
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Postby 4Angels » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:18 pm

Nicholas's Mom --
I am so sorry for you loss. I will say a prayer for you and hope that this time everything goes well.

To answer your question, PGD stands for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. It is a fairly new procedure and began just about 10 years in the UK. PGD can be used to detect embryoys that are carying genetic diseases such as CF (and others), as well as translocations of chromosomes. The procedure is done in coordination with IVF but before the embryo is implanted a genetic test is done to see if that embryo carry's that particular genetic disease or translocation. Only the embryo's that do not carry that particular gene or translocation are then implanted. Through my research I have also found that PGD is being used for gender choices.

I hope this helps.

Best Wishes,
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