Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl

In conclusion, let me emphasise that I am not a medical personnel or any type of expert in the medical field. The information gathered in this post is based on years of research invested into try find a way around the genotype dilemma.

That said, whichever option you and your partner settle for, I sincerely wish you both happiness.

<<OPTION 6. NO KIDS

Some Hope
In late 2015, I stumbled on articles in the Vanguard, Daily Trust and The Herald discussing a cure for Sickle Cell Disease and stating that Nigerian doctors were to be trained in the USA on the procedure by the first quarter of 2016.
However, there are drawbacks with regards to the availability, risks, limitations and cost of the procedure since it’s new, and then finding a matching donor for the bone marrow transplant. But it’s hope none the less.
In the meantime, do support the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria.

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19 replies

  1. Hi,
    I stumbled on this article as I had to some research since I met a girl I would love to get serious with but got to find out she also has the AS genotype and she asked me to read up on advancements as we could still get together. I am definitely sticking to option 1 because I do not believe in getting into troubles and complications which can be avoided. I love your style of writing i must say, I giggled almost all through. Cheers

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  2. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsWow so well said. So detailed and really helpful and hopefully. Thank you for this information. Its really difficult to decide on going apart when that’s the one person you what to go through it all with. Nobody usually understands when it has to do with this critical matter. It is well and hope one day this becomes a thing of the past. Cheers.

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    • Yeah, it’s a difficult situation to be faced with but one day there will be an affordable cure. Thank you for reading and remember to share.
      Cheers!

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  3. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI just read your article now. I stumbled on it while trying to get solutions to my dilemma. I have lost a number of relationships because of genotype. My fiance got her genotype test result today, about 2 hours ago, and she is AS. I love her dearly. I am really seeking for a way out of this predicament. I do not know why I always fall in love with AS ladies. I am AS too. My life is in the hand of God.

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    • Thank you for reading Lawal and I wish you all the best with your son. There’s a lot of progress regarding a cure for Sickle Cell Disease, and IVF is becoming increasingly affordable. So, if you’d like more children, I’ll encourage you to seek medical counselling and keep an open mind.
      Good luck and thank you for reading.
      Oh, and remember to share this post.

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    • Hello Femi and thank you for reading.
      I don’t know too much about surrogacy, except that it is an option where your woman is unable to carry a child to term for some reason or the other.
      In the case of genotype, the problem isn’t with the individuals capacity to carry a child to term but with the genes. So I don’t think surrogacy is an option here.
      With respect to IVF, I don’t think you need an AA genotype donor. I would recommend you speak with a medical professional at a fertility clinic to to shed more light on Chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
      Good luck and please remember to share.
      Cheers

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    • Hello Tobi,
      You may wish to visit a fertility clinic and get information on Pre-implantation diagnosis. It’s an option available in Nigeria.
      I wish you both happiness.
      Thank you for reading

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  4. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsHi,

    Thanks for the article. I have to admit I already know most, if not all of these info. I did a ton of research when, while dating, we discovered that we were both AS and I was pregnant.

    I took out the pregnancy in a panic, but months after we decided to get married all the same, with the intention of taking the prenatal diagnosis option.

    The next pregnancy was AS, but I lost it about three weeks after the test was done. So the miscarriage risk is no joke.
    That was painful as heck. Plus, a D/C at 15 weeks? Let’s just say it wasn’t the most fun period of my life.

    I’m almost tempted to go the faith route now, but I visit hospitals often in my line of work, see the trouble sickle cell sufferers go through and really cannot justify not taking the option of a test when it’s available.

    I’d like to speak with, or meet anyone in a similar situation who can give me more information on avoiding a miscarriage etc.

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    • Hi Kes,

      Thank you for reading!

      Sorry to hear about these difficult experiences. I suggest you speak with someone at the Bridge Clinic. I heard they are foremost in Nigeria with respect to most fertility concerns.

      All the best.

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