I am new to this website but feel that I need a place to think out loud and get some advice. I have been trying to get pregnant for over 3 years now. I have had four miscarriages and an unsuccessful IVF cycle. Needless to say the past three years has been heart wrenching. My husband has a genetic traslocation of his 8th and 11th chromosomes. When we first found out this we were told by a genetic counselor that it would not decrease our chances all that much in getting pregnant. In fact his brother with the same translocation has had 4 normal births no miscarriages. So we continued to try. After 4 miscarriages I knew emotionally I was not able to continue. We went the route of IVF with PGD which selects the embryos without the genetic translocation. After all the testing out of 12 embryos, 2 were normal which shows how concentrated the translocation really is. They implanted them both and I did not get pregnant. Now we are looking at what to do next. I am emotionally not wanting to go back to just trying and we do not have the money to do IVF again. We have looked into insemenation with donor sperm. My husband has a difficult time with this idea. Which is hard because we are not getting younger,mid 30's and I don't see another option. I feel like I am being selfish and don't want to push him into something but also don't want to be wiithout children. So frustrating and difficult to deal with but I am ready to take the next step.
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