Hello. I’m new.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Sherilyn. I'm 36 years old from Georgia, USA. We have married with my man 6 months ago. We had gorgeous honey moon and now think about having kids. The problem is that I’m a bearer of broken gene and have inherited muscular myopathy. It’s not life threatening and doesn’t influence the length of life at all. However, it influences its quality. They say that the variety of inheriting it by my children is 50%. Of course, I want my child to be healthy. Running the risk of 50% is like a Russian roulette. My husband knows about this problem. We didn’t use to talk about it before because we were not thinking of kids.
Now when we both decided we’re ready, he says that he is very concerned about the issue. His mother told him that we may use an egg of a healthy woman and proceed via IVF. It excludes the risks of inheriting my disease, but the baby won’t be genetically connected to me at all.
What shall I do?
I’m at a loss.
His mother is a very tempered woman and if she decided, she will make us follow her decision.
Maybe she is right?
I don’t know…