My farmer’s tan really isn’t that bad. It’s just the flash. ;)
That up there? That’s really the only thing I took away from Friday’s MFM appt.
Overall, it went about as well as I expected.
The doctor had me review my pregnancy history as well as extensive family medical history. We performed the RPL testing, which consisted of 12 vials of blood. Results should take about 2 weeks.
The cause of Duncan's death, as we suspected, was a blood clot in his placenta. More than likely, a clot was also the cause of Seth's abruption and IUGR; we were just blessed with Seth in that his placenta functioned well enough for as long as it did. We just were not as fortunate with Duncan.
This blood issue is either caused by me, or a combination of me having a clotting disorder and ALSO passing the disorder on to my fetus -- in this case, Duncan. So, there is a good chance that any subsequent pregnancies would also be threatened. To what extent, we don't know.
I have an appt on 7/24 to go over the results of the RPL, and Jim and I will make a decision thereafter about our plans. After today's appointment, I couldn’t even begin to tell you which way we are leaning. There are just too many variables.
So, there it is. More waiting, and not a lot of news. I guess it was too much to hope that we’d walk in and they’d go, “Oh, Monica! So glad you’re here. This was all a big mistake – here’s your baby!”