Some answers, upset and confused, help please!!

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Registered: 06-29-2010
Some answers, upset and confused, help please!!
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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:34pm
The RE emailed me and said I have two copies of the MTHFR C gene. She said I will need more b vitamins and folic acid and maybe blood thinner. Is this what caused my two losses? I'm reading all this stuff on google, some confusing and some scary. I really don't know what to think. I can't stop crying thinking maybe my losses could have been prevented. Do you have any info on MTHFR? Thanks so much!

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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:56pm
So sorry sweetie. I have no info for you. But I wanted to tell you that NO they couldn't have been prevented because society doesn't test everyone for every genetic quirk. You didn't know. You couldn't have known. But you do know now. What you do now matters. Do your research and follow doctors' advice. I'm so glad you're with the RE now.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 9:36pm
Thanks chouli. I've been googling like crazy. At least I have some answers now.
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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 11:52pm

Yay, you at least have answers now, and will most likely get that BFP now too because if them, this is a good example of why it is so important to go to the specialists. It is hard not to go back to the what ifs, my RE found the huge fibroid taking up half my uterus, causing the m/c and the infertility, it is very upsetting knowing that my baby was probably healthy but was lost only because it couldn't safely implant itself, and also so upsetting knowing we wasted 6months (at my age) with my elderly OB/GYN, taking clomid only to have it be pointless, but I try to not go there and just look to the future now.... Hang in there, this is not a fun ride that is for sure.....

 
 
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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 12:45am
Hi There,
I also have MTHFR and completely freaked out when I found out. Hopefully what you've found while googling has been helpful and not making things worse. I had one perfectly normal pg without even knowing I had the mutation. She's 2 1/2 now and absolutely perfect. I then had two m/c which led to the testing. My OB referred me to a Perinatologist after getting the MTHFR results. He immediately put me on a B vitamin/folic acid supplement (folbic or something like that) and I started taking baby aspirin. He also recommended I take lovenox shots when I got pg.

***PG mentioned***

I am currently 32 weeks pg and have been taking lovenox injections (blood thinners) since getting a BFP. The shots aren't fun and they're $$$$, but in my opinion, it's well worth it if it means a healthy baby.

I really hope that getting these results will help prevent any future losses for you. Good luck with everything and let me know if you have any other questions :)

Julie
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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:04am

Jen, I am soooo glad that you got the answers you needed.

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:27am

Jen, disregard my reply to your other post about your labworl - I just saw this.

Clotting disorders are something I know very little about other than it's relatively common and can be controlled. I know a lot of other women here (some of whom have responded already) know a lot about it so I am sure you will get a lot of info.

((hugs))

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Registered: 06-29-2010
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:28am
Thanks you're right, I'm trying not to dwell on the past.
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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:31am
Thanks Julie, you make me feel hopeful. Did you have to start injections as soon as you got your bfp, or is it too late then? I'm glad things are going well with your pregnancy.
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Registered: 06-29-2010
Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:35am
Thanks Dustie and Chelle. Google was making me crazy cause all I kept seeing was heart attack, strokes, birth defects,still birth, etc. The RE said she would call me to discuss, at least she's responsive not like my OB.
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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 9:52am
No prob. I know that you asked Julie but my RE has me start the injections when I get a bfp. She has never had me start them before a bfp.

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