Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beating the odds with Cystic Fibrosis

I read this article on msnbc about a 44-year-old father of twins born despite fertility challenges caused by Cystic Fibrosis. The truth is, I know almost nothing about CF - except that I did genetic testing for it and that one doctor suggested Nomi might have it (she doesn't) and I wasn't aware that it causes infertility in both men and women.

Interestingly, the article talks both about Brad Hildebrandt and about his sister, Debra, who also has CF, is 48 and is a mom to two children.

I hope it gives hope to others with CF who want to become parents.

2 comments:

Geohde said...

I know of a woman with CF who had a successful, albeit complicated pregnancy.

Men with CF generally need ART- because the vas deferens is usually nonfunctional/absent.

J

Malky B. said...

Like geohde said, generally with ART men with CF can father children.