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    Do I have kids?

    I don’t know where else to post a question like this. My husband and I really want to have our own kids. I recently did a carrier test for DMD since my cousin died of the disease a few years ago. I tested positive to carrying the disease. I have no idea what to do, I know I have adoption and IVF as options but my husband just wants to risk the 25% chance of having a boy with DMD. I’m not sure what to do? If we try and have a baby that is affected by DMD I feel like it might be my fault. I’m so lost in all of it.

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    Reply To: Do I have kids?

    HI and welcome to the forum

    Cant offer any guidance or advice other than have you heard of form of IVF called PGD. it may offer another option on inheritance.

    If you highlight your area we might be able to put you in touch with parent groups etc



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    Reply To: Do I have kids?

    Hi mab2016

    As catatude said, it would be wrong of us to offer advice but there are places to go for support.

    When you got tested were you offered genetic counselling afterwards? If you haven’t already come across this, there is some info on NHS genetic services

    This includes info on pgd as mentioned above. I second catatude’s suggestion of contacting regional support as well.

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