**Sorry its long***
I'm glad this is here! I've only been gone from the IF boards for a short time and I miss you guys! I lurk ALL the time!! Always rooting for you ladies!
QOTW: my IF story started almost three years ago. My DH tested himself way before we saw a RE because I read sometimes it can be the man more than the woman and its cheaper to get him tested. He came back all perfect! I always knew I would have an issue getting KU. I knew I would have to go this route, but didnt know it was so much work!
In August of last year we began my testing. My RE had no idea why I wasn't getting KU. I was about to become unexplained, but they asked if I wanted to do a genetic screening. I said sure but didnt think anything of it. As I was waiting for those I passed every test with flying colors. My progesterone was slightly low and my egg reserve seemed ok, but nothing too alarming. Once we got our results for the genetic testing, they told me I was a fragile x carrier. I had no idea what I meant. I heard of it in my teaching classes but my professors never focused on it. They said counsyl will call me and tell me what it is. She scared me and said I. Only had a 50% chance of having a normal girl with no mental issues. And only a 1% chance of having a boy normal with no metal issues. She also never mentioned pgd. She told me I should do a donor egg or adoption if I didn't want it to affect my children.
It didnt sound right so we met a genetic counselor in our area. She said that counsyl was very wrong. I had a 50% chance for a normal child regardless of sex. And also mentioned pgd. She gave me so much hope! She said its very possible to have a normal biological child.
So we decided to do pgd. We had to pay $3800 oop and all at once. So we had to wait for that. After months of waiting our probe was finished. Then, I was all excited because I was ready to start the shots! We did two ER. We sent 9 embryos in and got two 'normals' back. One boy and one girl.
I, personally, believe pgd helped me be successful my first IVF. And I saved a lot of time getting genetic testing and not going for iui. I highly recommend genetic testing, it was optional for me and glad I chose to do it.
Since I have fragile x, my chances of pcos are very high and most likely hit menapaus very early. So whatever children i get I really am blessed!
Thanks for setting this up juicy! Means a lot :)