chromosome study after D&C

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chromosome study after D&C
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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 11:53am

I had my D&C on 8/11 and the doctor called today with the results of the chromosome study. I had a son. He had trisomy 13 (Patau's Syndrome). I feel dumbstruck to know these things.


Like I've mentioned before here, I am a college biology instructor. I teach my students about Patau's. Its the rarest of the non-gender based nondisjunction disorders. 80% do not survive to birth. From what I know about the disorder, its

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:04pm

(((HUGS))) Chouli... I know it's so hard when you find out certain things.

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:07pm

Chouli - I am so sorry that your son had this.

TTC #1 October/November 2009


BFP December 14th, 2009 :)


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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:09pm
I am so sorry about your little boy. I know it is hard ttc with the fear it can happen again but in all likelihood it won't. I had an ectopic and my fear is that I will have another one since my chances are slightly higher. I think we all have our own fears but it is good to not let that stop you from trying again.

Christy
TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (Ectopic - Methotrexate shot) RE sidelined me until November cycle for next IUI :(

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:13pm

Oh wow - I am so sorry. Listen, you have a choice as to how to look at this situation.


Geez I am so unlucky that my first ever

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:33pm

Thanks, ladies. You all make good points. She said its unlikely to happen again so no matter how worried I am, I am going to do this. I have wanted to be a mom for so long. I'm 33. There are older moms out there.


I'm glad I had a son. I can wrap my brain and heart around him now and think of him as a little being. My DH and I agreed that we need to think positively about him instead of focusing on his abnormalities and how unfortunate he was. So we need to concentrate on the positive things he brought to our life. He gave me the joy of being pregnant for the first time. And he ultimately brought DH and I even closer together.

Chouli

~My DH
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 02-19-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:53pm

Sorry for the news.
From the other side I almost wished I had found out there was a reason for my loss.

It is very rare so the odds are in your favor for things being OK next time.






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Registered: 10-17-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 12:55pm

I am so sorry that your son had trisomy 13.

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Mon, 08-30-2010 - 1:14pm
Chouli, I like the spirit and attitude I feel from you in this post, and I am glad you had a son, too. Some women feel that just knowing the gender is enough to help them feel closer to their baby, but I know some women feel more closure and like they are able to better think of their baby and picture him when they name him. I just put this out there, in case you haven't thought of naming him yet. Don't feel like you should, or that you have to, or that you have to do it right now (as opposed to even a year from now or something). But if you do decide to name him and to talk about him more, I, and I'm sure many others, would love to know his name. Hugs, Sweetie.
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Registered: 11-27-2007
Mon, 08-30-2010 - 2:21pm
I'm so sorry, Chouli :( That must be really hard news to hear. Is there any genetic testing that you and your DH can do to see the chances of it happening again? I know that disorders like Tay Sachs need to have two genetic carriers to produce a baby with it.

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