My previous post seemed very calm and collected but now I am freaking out. I was googling IVF, balanced translocation, and PGD and it really freaked me out. It seems the theoretical 50% unbalanced, 25% normal, 25% balanced ratio is purely theoretical and there can be a lot more abnormal than normal. I found a website where women posted their eggs retrieved, # fertilized, # PGD, # normal, # transferred, and result and the statistics did not look good. The sample size wasn't that large, probably 30 women, but it seemed that a lot ended up with no normal embryos, and although some did end up with 1 or 2, there were very few BFPs.
I know I am jumping ahead here and freaking myself out unnecessarily, since we don't know if K is a carrier or not... but I am really upset. I just want a baby. I'm trying to reassure myself that both his siblings with the translocation have children. I am just terrified of the number of miscarriages it took them to achieve those children. Also, they didn't have any female factor (or male factor in his sister's case) involved. It has taken us so long just to get pregnant the first time, I don't want to lose any more babies. Ugh. I feel at every step of this journey we keep getting bad news after bad news: I didn't ovulate, then I didn't ovulate on clomid, then K had low sperm counts, then K had 0 morphology and we needed to do IVF, then we got pregnant just to lose the baby, and now maybe we have a chromosomal factor on top of everything else.
I hope that our 2 frozen embryos are normal and that everything will work out ok. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward with this FET.