IVF with PGD due to Anti-Kell/Kell+ status
My DH and I found out with our most recent pregnancy (our 4th child) that he is positive for the Kell antigen and I am positive for the anti-kell antibodies. We just lost our little girl (Kell+ based on amnio) at 24 weeks, 3 weeks ago, due to preterm labor.
We miss our baby so much, and still long to complete our family... Would you recommend a patient such as myself with no fertility issues pursue IVF/PGD for our next pregnancy to avoid becoming pregnant with another Kell+ baby, or should we just take our 50/50 chances and try again on our own?
I guess I am most curious about if you ever see couples with no fertility issues using IVF/PGD to detect and avoid a Kell pregnancy.... or am I being too overly cautious?
Thank you for you help!
Married to Chris
Mommy to Mikayla (2/99), Andy (8/02), Fiona (5/09), and Ruby Kate (born too soon at 23w4d, 09/11)
Happily retired 2x Gestational Surrogate... Singleton (2006), Triplets (2007)
In my opinion I would definitely use PGD to make the pregnancy as safe as
possible. Why roll the dice?
Good Luck !