After 18mth of fighting I finally had the phonecall of a lifetime yesterday. The HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) have granted the licence to all people with CMT Type 1A to be able to carry out pre-embryonic genetic diagnosis (PGD).
This means that you are now able to go through an IVF process and test the embryo before implantation for CMT Typa 1A, irradicating the 50/50 chance of passing on the afliction to your child.
This is a massive victory, not only for myself and my husband and our future child,, but for everyone else with Typa 1A as well.
You may not want to go through this process on ethical grounds, but YOU NOW HAVE REAL CHOICES WHEN STARTING A FAMILY.
I was heartbroken by blogs I read from couples that had decided not to have children because of the risk of passing on the genetic condition, so I hope that this news brings hope to some people.