Post # 1
So after meeting with the genetic counselor and learning that DH does in fact have 2 mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene(I have full blown CF) we have been talking about usinf donor eggs/sperm. Dh would prefer using donor spermatozoa since that will only be about $1000 or less rather than donor egggs which would require IVF and be $15000+. I would prefer donor eggs because there is a very unlikely chance the child would have CF. We are attending a seminar Sunday to learn more about the whole process but does anyone know what the success rates are with IVF and is it usually just one shot at it or does that price offer multiple attempts?
Post # 3
Don’t have any advice but I did want to say I’ve been thinking about you! I pray that everything works out!
Post # 4
The last time I read up on IVF stats it takes an average of 3 rounds to get pregnant.
If you’re concerned about CF, you have a couple good options. If you go with donor sperm, which is way easier and cheaper, the easiest plan would be to pick a non-caucasian sperm donor, as the rate of CF is significantly lower in other ethnic groups. Another option would be to contact the sperm donor company and see if they do any genetic carrier screening on their donors. If donor sperm guy isn’t a CF carrier, the kids should be carriers for CF but unaffected.
If you’re going with donor eggs, you would also want to check about genetic screening to be sure the egg donor isn’t a CF carrier.
Also, if you’re okay with using IVF you have the possibility of using your eggs adn your husband’s sperm and then doing CF genetic testing on the embryos and only implaning the embryos that don’t have CF. You run the risk of not having any embryos to transfer, but it’s another possibility to think about.
Post # 5
@chelles07: Don”t know anything about donor egg/sperm, but I was just about to go look for your other thread, to see if you haf posted any update. You’re still in my thoughts hun! Like I said before, you will be a mama, and a great one!
Post # 5
chelles07: hey hun, just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you lately and been praying for you. Not sure if you’ve decided on a route yet, but there is a bee on the 1+ who was using a surrogate that just got pregnant. Not sure, if that was a route you had considered, but the bee’s name is, Andielovesj.
Post # 6
Not sure if you’ve made a desision yet, but when we were looking at DS, the bank absolutely tested their donors for the CF mutation. If you go that route, you can do IUI rather than IVF. Regarding how many times it takes for IVF to work, it totally depends on the person. Are there any issues with you that affect your ability to get pregnant? With my cycles, I transferred 2 embryos, and was told that I had a 60% chance of pregnancy each time. I’ve done just one fresh round, but had embryos to freeze (not everyone does). My fresh round was a bfn (they found an endometrial issue with me after that, so then I was on a protocol to fix that before my FET), but I’m now 10 weeks pregnant after my FET. We transferred 2. One was blighted, but one is measuring right on schedule. The success rates for FETs are often slightly higher than fresh since the body isn’t still dealing with the stim meds.