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DE Donor Egg MTHFR

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#1 foxymama

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:41 AM



I posted this on the RE conversation but wanted to get your opinion as well!


I have ordered donor eggs and will be transferring at the end of October (hopefully). Our donor tested positive as a carrier for MTHFR C677T. I spoke to my clinic prior to picking her and they didn't seem concerned that she had the mutation.


The donor egg coordinator at my clinic said I would have to take extra folic acid prior to the transfer, but when I talked to her yesterday she said to make sure I was taking my "normal folic" (Kirkland prenatal) and seemed confused when I asked about taking extra.


I am wondering if I should be taking extra folic, or folate, or trying to get in with my RE to ask her? (We live about 4 hours from the clinic, so I'm not sure we would be able to.) I don't want to be second guessing them, but I want to do the best I can for this to be a healthy and successful pregnancy. Sometimes I feel like they don't focus on the individuals, and I know there are complications when it comes to the donor vs. the carrier (intended parent).


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#2 MandyA

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Posted Yesterday, 10:43 AM

It's my understanding that those who have the mutation absorb methylfolate better.

As to what you should take to optimize implantation and growth, I'm not sure.

I don't know if I have the mutation but I take methylfolate in my prenatal multi anyway.

There's Thorne Basic Prenatal and Emerald Prenatal Multi available online.

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