BFP after trisomy 21 miscarriage

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Registered: 04-14-2009
BFP after trisomy 21 miscarriage
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 1:56pm

BFP after trisomy 21 miscarriage in December. I am 38 soon to be 39.

Very scared that it will repeat again. any success stories appreciated.

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 6:17pm

Congrats on your BFP! I hope it all goes really well for you.

Since most of the ladies here are still TTC'ing, so I am not sure you will find anyone who can really encourage you very well. Have you been over to the Pregnant After 40 board? Or I think there is a Pregnant After 35 board as well. I think there are some ladies there who have been in your situation and could give you some support.

Take care of yourself and make sure you are taking your full 5mg of folic acid to help improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy.


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Registered: 10-19-2004
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 8:02pm
Congrats on your BFP! I understand the fear of this happening again, I had PROM after amnio at 16 weeks (also in December) and it turned out the baby had T21. So I have similar fears. I am told the chances of it happening again are very slim. We are still trying, but I have heard success stories. As it turns out my GYN also had a T21 pregnancy that did not go to term and a couple other m/c's and she had 2 genetically normal children after that. Good luck and remember lightning rarely strikes the same spot twice.
-Jenna, 40, DH 37 TTC our first since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed natural IUI's, I failed IUI with injectibles, IVF #1: BFN, 1 FET ending in early m/c. IVF #2: m/c. Donor Sperm IUI with injects: probable chem pg. 1 failed unmedicated DS/IUI. IVF #3: Started BCPS 7/30, started Lupron injections 8/18 for IVF #3, started stims 8/29. ER 9/10/08. ET 9/15/08. Beta 9/24, results 9/25. BFP. Twins. Lost 1st twin at 9-10 weeks, lost 2nd twin at 16 weeks Dec 17, 2008.
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- Jenna
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 12:32pm

It's very scary to be pg after experiencing a loss like that.

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Registered: 04-02-2008
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 5:14pm

Congratulations! I am sorry for your loss. I am no expert, but all I have heard or read is that one miscarriage due to chromosomal reasons is very unlikely to repeat again. At your age, your odds of a successful pregnancy and a healthy child are excellent -- about 99%, if I remember. (I had a daughter at your age and she's perfect!)

Best wishes --