Recurrent miscarriage and IUGR preterm delivery anyone?

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Recurrent miscarriage and IUGR preterm delivery anyone?

Postby princess_sparkles » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:04 pm

I'm pregnant for the 7th time, had 4 early m/c's then an IUGR daughter delivered premature with quite a few health problems as a result of the prematurity/ IUGR, then another m/c and now pregnant again
My doc said I've a very high chance of IUGR returning based on my placenta report and all the miscarriages
Has anyone else has IUGR in more than one pregnancy or IUGR then healthy baby?
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:48 pm

Hi there. Congrats on your pregnancy. My 1st daughter had severe IUGR and preterm delivery. She also had other defects of the brain and heart. She only lived for 4 months. She was born at 28 weeks at only 13oz and 10 inches long.

My 2nd daughter was stillborn at 32 weeks. She too had IUGR she weighed 2lbs15oz

My son was born with NO iugr and completely healthy at 35w6d. He did spend 2 weeks in the NICU but overall healthy for the most part.

'm pregnant again for a 4th time now and have very high risk of IUGR happening again. Did they say why you had IUGR to begin with?
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Postby princess_sparkles » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:59 am

So sorry to hear about your losses and thanks for sharing!
My dd also had congenital heart and other defects that would have been there of she was prem or not
No reason for IUGR as in no infections or high blood pressure. My placenta was functioning very poor when she was delivered and the doc said that based on that and all the miscarriages that there is a high risk of reoccurrence. My dd was left in for a few weeks after they discovered the IUGR and in that time she was deprived of oxygen and has cerebral plasy as a result so I am hoping if it does happen again I can be delivered sooner rather then later. Her CP is so much milder then they ever thought it would be so we are very lucky
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:51 am

They left my daughter in for a long time after noticing the IUGR. But they were just trying to get her to a viable time in my pregnancy. They found the IUGR at 18 weeks. She was measuring 2 weeks behind at that point. I didn;t deliver until 28 weeks. Then she was only measuring 20 weeks. Well her body measured 20 weeks but her head measured 22 weeks. If she would have lived and actually got to come home her quality of life would have been horrible. I had placenta issues in both my 1st and 2nd pregnancy. My 3rd pregnancy was good for the most part.

Being pregnanct for the 4th time (14w2d) I'm still VERY nervous of a repeat of IUGR.

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Postby princess_sparkles » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:15 am

I only just found out so I'm due in December :-)
I'm in Ireland so things are a bit different, we have public health care or the option of private and most people would go public but I'm going to pay for private care this time with the same doctor who delivered dd, it's going to cost over 4000 euros so that's over 5000 dollars :-( money we don't have but will have to find from somewhere! For peace of mind and continuity of care
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Postby alsoknownas0 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:37 am

I'll let you know soon! I've had 3 early miscarriages - two before my dd and one since. She had iugr, probably as a result of my having undiagnosed HELLP syndrome. She was born by emergency c-section at 33w6d and weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces. So not severe iugr, but she should have been about a pound more. She is now fabulous (despite some unrelated bowel problems and surgery).

This time I've been having slightly more frequent scans and as of last week he was weighing about 5 pounds according to ultrasound. That is encouraging to me. I've been taking Lovenox to thin my blood and taking a daily baby aspirin.

Was anyone else put on meds after having iugr? Did you have pre-e the first time around or only iugr?
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:10 am

I was put on a daily does of aspirin 81mg and also 4 additional mgs of Folic acid daily. Worked the last pregnancy. I'm taking it again and praying it works this time too.
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Postby princess_sparkles » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:41 am

Alsoknownas sorry I didn't see your reply there, I just had IUGR in its own, no high blood pressure or anything else.
I've been taking 5mg folic acid since December and will stay on that and also low dose aspirin since bfp so fingers crossed
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:22 pm

I'm 17w1d.

Just got a call from my doctor this afternoon. My AFP results came back very elevated. They are going to go ahead and move my u/s up to this week (I had one scheduled for this Monday) and with the MFM doctor instead. Spinal defects don't worry me so much as the other causes for elevated AFP numbers. It could also indicate IUGR again, placenta problems and even be a clue that stillbirth will occur. I'm a freaking mess over here. NOT the results I wanted to hear. I will keep everyone posted. Please just pray that everything will be ok with this baby.
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Postby princess_sparkles » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:43 pm

Oh rachel, I'm sure you are so worried, I hope all goes well at your ultrasound next week. Please keep us updated xx
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