Congratulations! How exciting! My husband and I have talked a lot about when we have our next child - we're planning to get pregnant this fall. Anyway, we have been doing the great debate about testing and about finding out the gender. The only way I know of to test for LI is through the amnio. Am I wrong? Is there another way that is less risky for the baby? (I know amnio is still fairly low risk, but since having my son (who has LI) I look at statistics very differently!)

How wonderful to hear about your OB/GYN taking a proactive part in learning about ichthyosis. That's wonderful! I have to laugh looking back at the birth of my son. My OB/GYN had never had any experience with ichthyosis before, and before they figured out what it was my son had, I'm sure he was doing his homework reviewing my files to see if he'd have a lawsuit on his hands!

Anyway, keep us posted on how it all goes! Blessings to you and the little "bun!"


Daughter, Emma born 9/2001 -unaffected
Son, Andrej born 8/2003 - has Lamellar Ichthyosis
Daughter, Tori born 3/2006 - has Lamellar Ichthyosis