MTHFR Group Are You Still Here

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rachelD. - June 12

I found out I have MTHFR MUTATION in May after two 2nd trimester losses in the past year. I found the thread that Erin started and I followed you all for a while. You have given so many people somewhere to turn. Please let us know if any of you have news, good or bad. My husband and I are going to TTC soon and I need this lifeline. Thank You, Rachel D.

 

Grace67 - June 12

I just found out (last week) that my blood work came back postive for MTHFR. I have also recently been told that i have PSD. I want to try again but, after 4 losses (3 second trimester) I'm scared and angry. There is no guarantee with the treatments and I can't handle watching a perfect baby on the ultrasound with no heart beat. My doctor wants me to start on injections BEFORE I get pregnant. Has anyone ever done this before?

 

rachelD. - June 12

Grace67, I'm sorry for your lost babies. All losses are terrible but mine have also been later(18 and 20wks). Its hard to see your perfectly formed baby, knowing that it was your own body that betrayed you. My OB said I would do heparin as soon as I had a BFP. It depends on your dr. I have read on this site of both ways. Did they tell you whether you were heterozygous or homozygous? How much folic acid are you on? If you haven't read the old thread you might want to. I know treatment is no sure thing, but there are alot of positive stories out there. Women are overcoming this every day. I know not all of them but A LOT!!!! I know the hopelessness you feel, but I also know that God can do anything. I asked him to allow my drs. to find the problem and they did quickly. That is little consolation when I am missing Ethan and Emma, but its something to hang onto so I don't feel like I'm drowning everyday. I know those too-still ultrasounds(unfortunatlely they filmed Emma's on our tape before they realized what was going on), but I still feel the absolute joy of birthing a baby and I'm willing to fight for it one more time. Don't give up, its terribly hard, I know. I will be praying for you.

 

Angela Mac - June 12

Hi ladies, i just found out that I have the MTHFR mutation also. I have had 3 healthy babies and then 3 m/c, but all in the first trimester. I haven't discussed my treatment yet they are waiting for the results of my endometrial biopsy. I go to the dr's June 23 to discuss all the test results. I know they are going to put me on more folic and b6 and b12. I have done some reading and now feel more scared than I did before I knew what was going on. I'm trying for 1 more baby, and then I am done, but I don't know how it will happen. I am just confused and scared. I guess I have to wait and see what the doctor says.

 

lisa z - June 12

Hi Rachel. I have the same history. we are trying again now. I got af so I am bummin' this week, but then we try again......Does your Dr. have you taking increased folic, etc?..... I am taking Folinic acid and Complex 2x a day and the pnv's still. Also someone told me to take a baby aspirin a day. I did my own research and now I am taking that too. lisa z

 

Grace67 - June 12

Rachel, This diagnoises is all very new and everything is swirling around in my head. I don't remember my doctor saying anything about heter or homo. I do remember he said something about inherited and something about MTHFR by itself has no significance but combined with the PSD it's very serious. My folic acid intake is about 5x;s the normal amount. All my lost babies have been very normal with no NT malformations. They have all been genetically perfect. I found out today that my last loss was a son. Sadly, my belief in God is at an all time low. Which scares me because I've lived my life with a great love and belief in God. I think I need to re-find my faith before I attempt another pregnancy. I have spent hours online researching all types of blood disorders. My desire for a child with my DH is so strong and it's just not going away.

 

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