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  • stephf
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    I am compound heterozygous for MTHFR and am currently under going IVF for a second time after doing a complete diet rehaul. After my first failed IVF, I now understand my issues with folic acid and have taken that out from my diet and replaced with folate. I am hopeful that removing grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars from my diet will lead to a successful IVF round this time. I have been working with a nutritionist, and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in infertility. I am already nervous about finding an OBGYN that understands MTHFR in the NY/ Long Island area. Any suggestions on how to find this OBGYN? Or what to do to if I find that I am indeed pregnant after this round of IVF? I am so nervous about this process and do worry that once pregnant I will have difficulty maintaining pregnancy to term being compound heterozygous for MTHFR.

    I hear about a lot of women who have lost their children during pregnancy. Since I am actively undergoing IVF now, I would like to get opinions on what to do should I be fortunate enough to become pregnant so that I can carry my child to term in the healthiest way possible. Thank you in advance for your help!

    Lea (Admin)
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    Hi stephf,

    Please check this listing https://mthfrsupport.com/find-a-practitioner/ where you will find practitioners experienced in methylation and nutrigenomics.
    Many of the practitioners will consult via Skype or phone so may be an option to consider if there is not one listed in your area. The practitioners websites can be accessed by clicking on the red icons on the map where you will find more information about them and what services they provide.

    Lea

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    Dr Jacquie
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    Hi Steph,

    I am an Arizona licensed naturopathic physician, practicing in nutrigenomics for 16 years and researching the epigenetics of MTHFR in a comprehensive way for 2 years. As I currently am living in England I concierge internationally and also provide focused services to patients via Skype. MTHFR SNPs although important to support with 5-formyl Folinic acid and 5-tetramethylfolate and not commercial folic acid is not the whole story. Making sure downstream metabolic pathways are functioning well is crucial for proper protein synthesis and potentially epigenetically reversing bad SNPs. I analyze the raw data from 23andMe and research the literature for relationships that are your personal concern. If you haven’t found a qualified practitioner yet, would be happy to help.

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