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hi ive just found out im pregnant and im a little worried about whats going to happen as i have IP. ive read loads of horror stories wile ive been researching it on the net and its scared me a little. if anyone has any advice please let me know.
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367100 tn?1330914725
what is IP?
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IP is a ginetic disorder called incontinentia pigmenti it only really effects females. its a defected x cromasone. there is a 1/4% chance that any child i have will have IP.
with IP im not supose to b able to have boys.
if you google it you will find loads of sites with info about it.
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IP is a genetic disorder called incontinentia pigmenti it only really effects females. its a defected x cromasone. there is a 1/4 chance that any child i have will have IP.
With IP im not supose to be able to have boys. If you google it you will find loads of sites with info about it
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I am not familiar with IP but all I can say is--- you have a 75% chance of having a normal, healthy child. See where the pregnancy takes you and enjoy it. Hopefully you'll have a happy and healthy 9 months with a beautiful baby!
550546 tn?1249410039
I agree with Joy ...genetically, there are billions of combinations that a sperm and egg can create.  I went to Google and did a search about IP and pregnancy and found a study that mimics Joy's 75%.

"For a woman with incontinentia pigmenti, one pregnancy in four will probably result in a spontaneous abortion. Statistically, half of her daughters will have incontinentia pigmenti."

I'm sure you already know this, but most women diagnosed with IP have more daughters than sons because of the X-linked chromosome.  From what I read, in the cases of men having IP, they think they may have an extra chromosome that ended up allowing them to be born.  

Either way, you have a very good chance of carrying a baby to term ...no less a chance than the rest of the women in the world (on average 1 in 4 pregnancies results in miscarriage).  If you are worried about the risk of passing on IP to your children, speak to your doctor about what's in store.  As a person with IP yourself, you'll know what to expect for your children if they should have this genetic disease as well.  Your doctor may also be able to refer you to a genetic counselor.
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thanks joy thanks avanaar that has sort of made me feel better. ive got my first appointment on 18th august n will b askin loads of questions.
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