MTHFR What Is It Exactly

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samy - September 24

can u guys tell me wat is it? wat kind of problems one has to face with it...i had twice pre term deliveries and lost my 3 angels, first at 20 weeks(twin boys) and second at 24 weeks(baby girl)...so was curious to know can this also be one of the reason in my case. As of now my doc is not able to detect any reason ...as my both pregnancies were going perfect.

 

emtcutie1028 - September 24

I have never heard of this?? Im curious too

 

indenial - September 24

Hi girls, MTHFR is a gene mutation in the mother that does not allow her to process folate correctly and can cause clotting in the mother. Because the blood vessels in the placenta are so small, it is very susceptible to these clots and can limit nutrients to the baby; thereby causing death. Most deaths occur in the first trimester and can be averted by taking folate/B6 treatments and blood thinner (baby aspirin, heparin, lovenex). There have been instances where later deaths occured, but these were missed miscarriages where the baby died in utero. I know it's very frustrating to not have the answers; however, I think y'all can scratch this one off of your worry list as MTHFR doesn't cause preterm labor. I'm so sorry for your losses and I'm thinking of you and your angels.

 

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