Preimplementation Genetic Diagnosis in Nigeria: An Option for AS Genotype Couples

Following my hit post on options for AS genotype couples, I’ve got a lot of questions and comments demanding information, medical options, alternatives or strategies for AS couples in Nigeria to have Sickle-Cell-Free children. So I’ve been making inquiries at fertility clinics. Continue reading Preimplementation Genetic Diagnosis in Nigeria: An Option for AS Genotype Couples

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Adoption

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 4. Adoption Child Adoption is still viewed with a lot of skepticism in most Nigerian families primarily because of the strong believe in a biological connection to be called ones child. Preferring the blood of my blood” or mini-me, most Nigerian men and women would just rather not explore this option. However, this perspective is changing with western exposure and … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Adoption

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – No Children

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 6. No Children Yes, I know this is the road least travelled but a road none the less. Very rarely will an African couple opt to remain together and not have any kids at all. Love is hardly that serious for most Nigerians and in fact it is safe to say that we marry for children. Regardless, this is still … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – No Children

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Conclusion

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 … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Conclusion

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Have Faith

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 5. Have Faith Well, I’ve heard many tales about people who prayed and fasted and God changed their genotype to AA. That didn’t work for me. There are couples who defied Option 1 above and couldn’t afford any of the others but believed that God will give them healthy children and He did. As a matter of fact, I know … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Have Faith

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 3. Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves checking the genes and chromosomes of embryos created through IVF (invitro fertilization). The procedure involves undergoing normal invitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to collect and fertilize your eggs. The eggs are fertilised in the lab with your partner’s sperm. After 2 to 3 days, the embryo made up of around cells, … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Prenatal Diagnosis

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl If you are already pregnant or simply can’t afford Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) which we will discuss next, this is may be for you. 2. Prenatal Diagnosis Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) This is a prenatal test where your baby’s health is checked using your placenta sample, taken through your vagina into your cervix or the through your abdominal wall and … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Prenatal Diagnosis

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Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Break Up

Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 1. Break Up You probably don’t want to hear this but I have to tell you this first. “If you love her, you have to leave her.” This is often most easily recommended, particularly by those who have never had to do it. It is presumably easier to find someone else who is not a carrier than to risk having … Continue reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Break Up

Movie Review: 50 Shades Freed…Indeed

Movies as a form of entertainment are often designed to evoke emotion; make you think, laugh, have a good cry or even induce an anxiety attack. Some do this so well, you watch and you just can’t wait to tell everyone about it. However, there are those you struggle through and finally make sense of it at the end. And then, there is 50 Shades Freed. Continue reading Movie Review: 50 Shades Freed…Indeed

Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Released on October 3, The Sun and Her Flowers offers perspective on a lot of sensitive aspects of a woman’s personal life; love, loss, heartbreak, trauma and motherhood, and controversial circumstances in Indian society which include culture, feminism, and immigration. As is obvious from her name, Rupi Kaur is an Indian woman who emigrated with her parents to Canada when she was four. Continue reading Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur