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November 6th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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I just had a conversation with my doctor who recommended we do PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis), who gave me some interesting stats:

For those women over 35 who have experienced 3 or more losses, the percentage of having a miscarriage again is 87% (with IVF)

For those women over 35 who have experienced 3 or more losses and screen with PGD following IVF, the loss rate is only 12%

For women over 35, the average number of eggs with multiple, fatal genetic abnormalities is around 50% - having PGD can screen out any embryos with these fatal abnormalities

The age of the husband can also affect embryo genetic quality

Additionally, reproductive immunology is a relatively new field which explores more in depth issues such as anti-phospholipid antibodies, anti-cardiolipin antibodies & other clotting factors, natural killer cell activity and more. Go here for a quiz to determine the need for possible immunological testing:

Me: Lisa, Mommy to twins +1
8/5/08 Beautiful twin girls Leigh and Lucy born after 4-year struggle with RPL & 6 losses
12/10/09 Surprise! Baby #3 is on the way, EDD 6/22/10

12/29/09 2nd ultrasound - joining team blue

6/16/10 Baby Ben is born!

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