Post # 1
I just got really positive results back from my pre-pregnancy appt with my doctor today. I’m in the clear and have absolutely no genetic issues to worry about when I become pregnant. Good news 🙂
I was wondering how many of you had gone through blood work and genetic counseling before TTC? Is this normal?
I know it’s only a preventative measure- my doctor said it won’t matter if you get pregnant or not if you are a carrier of a genetic disorder- it would just be a head’s up for the doctors to look for before and after the baby is born to make sure they are treated if they have a genetic disorder.
Post # 3
Since DH and I are both Ashkenazi Jewish, we did! I knew I was a Tay-Sachs carrier and he knew he wasn’t already, but it was such a relief to get back results from the 19 gene Jewish panel and find out we have nothing to worry about with those.
Post # 4
@ahavah: Good to hear! My doctor was explaining it to me and even brought up the example of being Jewish and doing genetic testing. That’s really awesome you have nothing to worry about!
I’m really thankful to be Indian/Hispanic and that my hubby is dutch. I found it interesting that interracial marriage can actually be a positive thing in having children together. It’s nice to know we have nothing to worry about. 😉 I thank my incredibly healthy indian relatives for this!
Post # 5
I didn’t before ttc. I should have though because I take tretrogal for epilepsy. My other doctors knew I was ttc, and my neurologist had me taking more folic acid, vitamin D and B12 on top of prenatals. I spoke with a genetic counsoler about a month after getting pregnant though. We scheduled a detailed ultrasound for the end of the October to check for mainly spina bifida, which is increased by 2% with tretrogal.