First let me say I know I am incredibly lucky. I am the proud mother of two healthy boys (3yrs and 17 months). My husband and I are, obviously at least carriers or I wouldn't even be seeking advice here. I found out I was a carrier for CF when I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first son in 2010 I tested positive for delta F508. My husband was subsequently tested and he's also a carrier for a different (and much less common) mutation though I don't remember which. We didn't do any prenatal (amnio,cvs) with our first baby. My pregnancy was difficult and scary as at 29 weeks I had a partial placental abruption and was on bed rest for 3 weeks at 32 weeks I went in to my OB's office and in 45 minutes my blood pressure went from 125/85 to 210/110 less than 20 hours later I was 90 minutes from home and delivering my baby. At 2 weeks he had his newborn heel prick- another week later we learned the best news that the screening was negative for CF our baby isn't even a carrier. Fast forward 19 months almost and my husband and I were pregnant with our second child. This time we opted for an Amnio- the results took a very long two weeks but again we received the news that our baby was indeed a boy and that he was also not a carrier for cf. Now my baby is almost 18 months old and I am feeling the itch for another baby. It's thought consuming. I just don't feel complete I want another child in my family. My insurance doesn't cover IVF/PGD at all and I can't afford it out of pocket. My husband is petrified and I know and understand why. We both know we've poked a sleeping dragon twice now and have been spared. I also know that the chances of having a CF positive child don't change with each pregnancy that it remains 25% and 75% but is there anyone out there that can give me words of hope? I know I won't be complete without another baby but my husband is adamant that he does not want a baby with CF. Please. I've tried googling stories of women that have had 3 non-affected babies naturally with 2 carrier parents but it seems like there's none to be found. I guess I'm looking for hope or words of encouragement that it does and can happen....and it could be me.
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance