August 4, 2010

And Still Waiting...

So, I went to the geneticist and found out some good news. Apparently my risk of miscarriage is only slightly increased from my translocation (about 5%). I also only have a very small risk of carrying an unbalanced child to term (about 3%). Those numbers, of course, led the doctor to wonder if there could be something else going on besides the translocation.

Since my appointment with the geneticist, I have yet to hear from my RE. I'd like to get the show on the road and figure out what our plan of attack will be. Because I've been expecting a phone call from their office, I didn't worry that I was running out of the birth control pills they requested I take. Though, I don't see any reason why I should be taking them now. They were originally given to me because the RE was concerned that I may not be able to have a genetically healthy child. Obviously, that is no longer the case. Typically, I would call the doctor and ask whether I should continue taking the pill. However, I guess I'm not very motivated to continue taking it.... So, I don't call and I wait for their call. And I wait and wait and wait. Sigh... I feel like every month I'm not pregnant is another month wasted. Especially because I'm so unsure about how many more miscarriages I may need to go through before I have a child.


  1. I, too, have a balanced translocation. I've had six pregnancies and now have two beautiful children (5 and 2). It may take you some time and it may be really difficult - but hopefully you will end up with a baby in your arms sooner rather than later.

  2. Hoping for the best for you!! Last week I found out I am also a carrier of Fragile X on top of my balanced chromosomal inversion (pericentric). For me it explained alot more than having the inversion. Fragile X carriers have fewer eggs and low egg quality. So for us it explained alot. But I totally hear you about being afraid to get pg again for fear of another m/c. Good luck to you and glad to read that your translocation is not thought to be too detrimental.

  3. That's good news from the geneticist! As for the RE....if they haven't called you yet, I bet they're not going to. No matter how good the office is, people get forgotten and missed all the time. I think you're going to have to pester them!