I jotted down some of the words the genetics counselor used:
- Not a carrier
She interviewed me for background/ethnic/health information and then told me she saw no reason why I should not try again. I just happened to fall into the 0.06% pit of women who have that aneuploidy as well as the overall 0.7% of women my age who have chromosomal issues with my eggs. Damn probability. Funny how this never works for me when I play the lotto.
The counselor gave me her number and told me to call her when I get another positive. She said she'd walk me through any testing I wanted to do and provide me with information so I could make educated decisions.
So understanding was she that she talked a bit about the recent loss of my mother, the stress of being single and doing fertility treatments and the anxiety I am having about trying again. She ended with giving me a great deal of encouragement and said that I was "in good company" because many women my age have healthy babies. She told me to have confidence and to have hope.
I have enough hope to sink a ship, it's the confidence I am worried about although after talking to her I feel like I now have my second wind.