SCSA test and pregnancy
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MICHELLE - February 28

Here's my background.  I'm 28, husband 29.  He has low counts, morphology and motility.  We did 2 IUIs to  no avail.  We started with a new RE and did the SCSA test.  His results came back with 50% DFI. 
We did IVF with ICSI.  9 eggs retrieved, 7 were mature, 6 ICSIed.  His count: 11 million, 2% morphology, 10% motility. 2 grade A embryos were remaining for a 5 day transfer.  Both were put back in. 
At 11 days past transfer my beta was 550.  At 14 days past it was 1797.  First ultrasound at 5 weeks 6 days confirmed one baby "stuck", faint heartbeat.  Ultrasound at 6 weeks 6 days baby measured 9.9mm with a heart rate of 160.  Ultrasound at 7 weeks 6 days baby measured 1.5 cm.  I've been released back to my OBGYN.
My RE suggested having a genetic test done that measures the back of the baby's neck at 11 weeks.  Here are my questions:
1)  What is the miscarriage rate at this point?  I'm 8 weeks 6 days pregnant.
2)  Are we at a greater risk for having something wrong with the baby because of my husband's DFI?
THANK YOU!
Michelle

 

Dr Smith - March 1

The first question is out of my area of expertise, so I'll defer to Dr Jacob (Infertility 101 Message Board).

There is significantly higher first trimester miscarriage rate when the DFI is >30%. There is no evidence, at present, of a higher rate of congenital abnormaties (birth defects) when the DFI is >30%. However, the SCSA test is a relative recent test, so I suspect the topic has not been studied yet.

 

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