I've blogged before about our experiences learning about the MTHFR defect, what it is, why it's important to know you have it, common symptoms of MTHFR deficiency and what you can do to help your body out if you do have it.
Since I wrote those posts, I've started following MTHFR Support on Facebook. Last night they posted a link to an interesting study that showed a connection between MTHFR, preeclampsia, and another gene, called COMT. Here's where the "another strike" comes in. This summer, I found out that my aunt tested positive for two variations on the COMT gene. We already suspect that I have at least one, if not two, MTHFR genes. So... great. I've already dealt with 4+ years of IF, I have hydrocephalus (a neural tube defect), Daniel has one MTHFR variation, and now I might have a raised chance of pre-e? Oh goody. :P
Adoption is looking better and better! :D
(Side note: With only five days left in the year, we're getting closer to finding out my MTHFR status! Only about a week to go until I can get tested!)