Do I Do Genetic Tests Or Wait For The Surprise MTHFR Posit

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sheilabeth - December 17

My question is, has anyone out ther with hetero mtfhrt had a baby without any problems (while not taking or eating a diet with high folic acid), how old were you and did you have normal homocystein levels? You see after 5 mc's I finally was diagnosed with mthfr, but normal homocystien levels, and took folic acid and asprin, then started lovenox and progesterone upon becoming pg. I had a beautiful baby girl who happens to have "up syndrome". I have been horrible about taking my folic acid and asprin since having her and RECENTLY FOUND OUT I'M PG AGAIN! We are excited, but I'm so afraid the baby will have a neural tube defect, I'm actually almost praying for anonther one with 'up syndrome' because its easier to handle what you know! Oh, I'm 6 wks, and will see my doc at 8 wks. Would 'you' have the genetic tests done on the baby? I need a friend who understands my fears and excitement....

 

stefkay - December 17

I sheilabeth, what is "up syndrome"? Sorry, never heard of it? I am hetero mthfr and 3 doctors have told me that it really isn't a problem unless you are homozygous. Either way I am still on all the extra folic, progesterone and lovenox and have been for a while (I kind of slacked on the folic and b vits for a while right before I got pregnant though because I about had it with ttc). Anyways, as long as you are taking it now I'd say you are fine! Congrats!!! :)

 

stefkay - December 17

Oh and the times my homocysteine has been checked, it was always normal...

 

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