roller coast week, BIOPSY embryo??
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|Fri, 07-23-2010 - 11:12pm|
I posted a while back, that I was going to attempt a frozen transfer (I have 5 frozen blasts). And that I lost a baby to CMV five months ago...as well as having difficulty during that cycle with an antibody known as Anti S.
I went for my mid cycle ultrasound to get things happening for my frozen transfer. First they found a spot on my ultrasound that they are hoping is some undisolved blood or something from my C section. They hope that will disolve in time. I was at first upset that this might delay my cycle for a month or two.
Then, on my way home from the clinic they called to tell me that my titer for my antibody (which is the number that reflects the strength of the antibody) was 256. Anything over 15 is considered dangerous. It can result in anemia to the baby, hemolytic disease, hydrops, early delivery etc. Last pregnancy, my titer was 32 and we thought I was having difficulty with prengancy because of this antibody. We later learned that I also had CMV. So while the antibody should have been treatable with blood transfusion, CMV is not. ANYWAY, now they are concerned that I should not give birth with this high titer; at all. I was crushed. I was just sobbing. Then in the next several days we learned that because my husband only has one S on his blood stream that it is possible for us to conceive an embryo that does not have blood incompatibilities with me. A 50% chance.
SO, now in order to avoid a baby that has blood problems with me...we are going to start OVER with IVF. A fresh cycle where they will biopsy the embryos at day 3 to attempt to find an embryo that does not have S so that there will be no complications.
Apparently it takes 6 to 12 weeks for the genetics lab to prepare for the biopsy. So, we wait now for our fresh cycle!