Thursday, June 3, 2010

Test results are in

Ryan and I had Genetic testing a few weeks back to determine if we could be carriers for balanced translocation. Just as the Genetic doctor suspected, Ryan is a balanced 21;22 carrier. What does this mean? Basically, it means we have a 5% chance of having another child with Down syndrome. Unfortunately, this also means I’m at a greater risk for miscarriage when we do decide to have another child. Due to the increased risks, we will definitely pursue in vitro fertilization with our next pregnancy. I know it may seem crazy to even think about having another child right now. However, in vitro is more complex than simply “getting pregnant” on your own. Don’t get me wrong, this will be a few years down the road. It’s just something we’ll need to think about, research and plan out.

Austin and I are visiting my parents in the Hill Country right now, but I had to update on the results.I know some of you wanted to know:)

Have a great weekend!!


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