MTHFR mutation
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afine - February 12

NEED ADVICE!!!
I HAVE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MTHFR MUTATION AND I AM CURRENTLY 7 WEEKES PREGNANT. I HAVE HAD 4 MISCARRIAGES AND NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS MUTATION. HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN FOUND OUT THEY HAD THIS MUTATION WHILE THEY WERE PREGNANT? WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME?

FREAKING OUT!!!

 

christina11 - February 12

I AM A 29 YEAR OLD,WHO HAD HAS 3 MISSCARRIAGES,1FULL TERM BOY WHO NOW IS 10 YEARS OLD,AND 1 GIRL WHO LIVED 25 DAYSher nameis allyson.I ALSO HAVE HTHFR I JUST FOUND OUTabout a mouth ago.BUT LAST YEAR I HAD ALITTLE GIRL ON 1-23-07 I WAS ONLY 5 MONTHS.IGOT PRECLAMSEA AND IT HAD RAISERD MY BLOOD PRESSURETO190/111.ALLYSON RACHAEL IS WHAT I NAMED MY BABY GIRL SHE WEIGHT 13OZ AND 91/2 IN LONG.SHE WAS SO LITTLE I STSY IN THE HOSPITLE FOR A WEEK AFTER SHE WAS BORN DEALLING WITH MY BLOOD PRESSURE.SHE WAS DOING GOOD BLOOD WORK AND XRAYS NO BRAIN DAMAGE AT THE TIME SHE WAS ALMOST BREATHING AT 20%.THEN SHE GOT STAFF INFECTION IT SHUT DOWN HER KINDNEYS AND THEN IT SHUT DOWN HER HEART SHE LIVE 2 DAYS AFTER SHE GOT THE INFECTION.IT BEEN A YEAR AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET PREGNAT AGAIN AND THATS HOW I KNOW I HAVE HTHF I DID NOT KNOW THIS BEFORE.I AM ON BABY ASPIRN TILL I GET PREGNANTTHEN I WILL BE TAKING LOVONOX SHOTS,I HOPE THIS WORKS IM SO SCARed.allyson rachael 1-23-07 / 2-17-07 my little angle. :'(

 

CLADesigns - February 12

I also found out that I had the mutation. It came too late for my precious angel Jonathon. I delivered him due to a placental abruption when I was 20 weeks along. He lived for 2 1/2 hours. He was 12 oz and 10 inches long. I also got pre-eclampsia with my first son. All of this due to the mutation, from what I am told. I have since consulted a high risk ob. And she told me that as soon as I had a confirmed pg. That I would take folgard (folic acid and b vitamin complex) along with a baby asprin and my prenatals everyday.

She said that she would also see me 2x a month. And she said that she would do u/s each time to make sure that I wasn't developing blood clots (which led to my placental abruption). She told me that basically she would just keep a very close eye on me.

From what I have read the mutation effects your body's ability to metabolize folic acid. Which can lead to blood clots and high blood pressure. It can also cause heart problems, so it's a good idea to take extra folic acid even if you are not pg.

Good Luck to you both.

 

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