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#1 Zelda

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:02 PM

I recently lost my baby at 22 weeks. She was diagnosed with holoprosencephaly. This was my first IVF attempt and I still have 4 frozen embryos and was wondering if it is possible to test them for genetic defects before transferring?



#2 amp77

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:48 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  I cannot even begin to imagine.  *big hugs*

 

As for testing, it is done on frozen embryos so you would be able to test them.  Sometimes, for very specific tests, it can take longer and they may need to develop a test to look for a specific genetic issue.  I have not done testing myself so, hopefully, someone has more detail for you.

 

So sorry again for your loss.


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Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

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Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
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Age 37, DH 40.

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#3 DrMichaelHartman

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:51 PM

Truly sorry for what you have been through

Embryos can be thawed, biopsied and then re-frozen to test for chromosomal or genetic defects. Talk to your MD about if this is a good idea and what they may want to test for.

 

Best of luck


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