Because you have NB CIE, and the chance that someone is a carrier is 1 in 250, the odds that you child would be affected are 1 in 500. With those odds, I can't see a reason why you couldn't do a home birth.
Personally, I've had 3 preemies, 1 with temperature regulation problems, 1 that needed forceps due to a compressed umbilical cord, and 1 that turned out okay, but NICU took him for observation because of prematurity. All 3 have ichthyosis, and I am obviously NOT a candidate for home birth.
Our prematurity seems to be due to a gene (MTHFR) that I carry that makes me prone to blood clots in the placenta. I don't know if the ichthyosis plays a role, but the doctors and researchers I have spoken to don't seem to think so.
Edited by Hearsay (05/12/09 10:27 AM)
Ichthyosis-en-Confetti Type 2
Husband, Nathan - 10, Elliot - 7, Oliver - 4, all affected.
I also have an unaffected daughter, age 8.
email: jennifer at confettiskin dot com
facebook - find me on "ichthyosis mommy spot" or "friends of ichthyosis"