After both of my only pregnancies ended in early miscarriages (one in March of this year and one again in June), OB ran all the standard tests on me (clotting disorders, etc) and did chromosomal analyses of both my husband and I. Husband came back with a balanced translocation on 2 of his chromosomes. Went to see a genetic counselor which was rather helpful for understanding what that means. She offered to send the results of his particular chromosome analysis over to a geneticist to find out our odds of having miscarriages, having a kid with birth defects, etc....but we've decided we don't want to know that info. I think sometimes there is such a thing as knowing TOO much. At first the whole translocation thing felt like a death sentence, but over the last couple months we've become hopeful and have read plenty of stories of people with the same translocation successfully having healthy offspring eventually.
I'm pregnant again (6 weeks today) and am so nervous this time around. I'm really hoping that third time's a charm. This pregnancy has already felt remarkably different from the last 2 (more morning sickness, food aversions, more light cramping, sleep issues, boobs seem to be growing) and I'm hoping that's a good sign. Despite the fact that the cramping always makes me feel like I'm 2 seconds away from starting my period, I don't think I've ever been so happy to feel nauseated and to feel like crap! lol.
I don't go for my first OB appt until 10/27 which feels like forever away, but I'm really hoping this little one makes it to that day! I've decided I'm not going to request any early labs like I did the last 2 times, since all that will do is make me overanalyze and worry. I'm just trying to take this one day by day and trust that if it's a healthy and viable embryo, my body will hold onto it. And to remember that every day that passes without bleeding is a day closer to a healthy baby. Anyone have any success stories with balanced translocations?