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Genetic testing

Hi all! Just starting our TTC journey. I have infertility issues so I will be going to get my bloodwork and HSG soon. The doctor mentioned genetic testing and made it seem pretty normal. We have been trying to decide if we want to do it and it is giving me MAJOR anxiety. All of the worries.. what if we are both a match for something..will it cause more anxiety.. is it selfish?? We most likely would not want to do IVF so is it even worth knowing? All these questions. Ugh! Any words of wisdom from experience?! Thank you!!

Re: Genetic testing

  • @newbie67 Welcome! My husband and I chose to do genetic testing. We thought it would be less stressful to know at the beginning than to have a baby with a disease we didn’t know anything about. I am a planner and like to research things to decrease my anxiety. That being said, I think genetic testing is a very personal choice. If it stresses you out, don’t do it! Good luck moving forward!
  • FuzzyDustFuzzyDust member
    edited May 9
    Good luck on your fertility journey!!
    my husband and I voted not to test. Neither of us have any known problems in the family, so we felt like it’d be really unlikely for both of us to be a carrier of something serious.
    We are, however, doing PGS testing for all of our embryos due to my age.
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    Me: 36 DH: 44
    I don't produce FSH, so no natural menstrual cycle. DH has reduced morphology.
    Summer 2014 IUI (with first husband): cancelled after almost a month of stims due to too many follicles
    Time off to divorce, get back on my feet, find a new hubby and get married again 💑
    March 2017 IVF#1: ~70 follicles, 13R, 10M, 7F, 3B = 2 PGS Normal (both XY) - no transfer due to ohss
    Sept 2017 FET#1: BFP, Beta#1 - 253, Beta#2 - 528, DS born 05/31/2018 👨‍👩‍👦
    Dec 2019 FET#2: BFN
    Changed clinic, planning March 2020 IVF#2 - postponed due to the pandemic
    April 2020 IVF #2: ~30 follicles, 24R, 12M, 8F, 4B = 2XY & 2XX, all normal  <3
    Planning FET#3 in Sept 2020 with one of the XX 🤞
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