Still Birth

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Shannon Pohl - April 7

I am a 21 year old woman i recently lost my daughter to still birth at 39 wks. now does any one know the risk of it happing again if she died of unknown causes

 

Heather - April 8

Oh Shannon I am soooo sorry for your loss! That is horrible. I hate to ask this but did they perform an autopsy? Unknown causes are something you rarely hear these days. If you had any idea of why this happened or what caused it rather, than you could look up info on it. I just want to say I'm very sorry for your loss.

 

Alison - April 8

Shannon I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question but I had to say how sorry I am to read you have lost your baby, my heart really goes out to you and I will be praying for you xxx

 

AMBER - April 15

sORRY I DON'T KONW THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION . bUT I DO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL I ALSO JUST LOST MY DAUTHER AT 25WKS. AND THEY COULD TELL ME WHY. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

 

Tonya - April 15

I am really sorry for your loss I also had a loss at 38 weeks. They told me that they wasnt positive of the cause but they thought the cord was short and they saw a twist in the cord also. They said my baby looked healthy otherwise and they gave me a one in a million chances that it would happen again. Im still waiting to get pregnant again because I had a misscarrige shortly after my loss. I waited two periods like the doctor said but i really dont think my body was ready yet. My husband and I decided to wait at least 6 months to try again. I know how your feeling right now. Even though the doctors gave me the one in a million chance of it happening again, im still scared to death of it happening again. I understand that everything happes for a reason so have to accept it and have faith that god will bless me with another healthy child. I have a daughter that is 6 and shes the world to me. My prayers go out to you and everyone else that feels the pain like i do . Just have faith in god and he will work everything out for you

 

bridgette - May 8

Shanon, I am sprry for your loss. I too am going through this. On 1-26 we lost our son at 39+ weeks. Also, no cause was found even after autopsy and tissue samples. Only GUESS is that somehow the cord was compressed in some way and cut of his supply. Cannot prove.Exterior of a cord will not show if it has been compressed. I do not know the odds of it hapenning again. But he was our fourth child . All others were perfectly normal pregnancies and deliveries. HE was my only c-section because he was breech. Upon arrival for my surgery there is no heartbeat. Autopsy showed he was gone during the night approx 6-8 hours before I arrived. Good luck to you. Once again, I am sorry. I know the pain and heartache.

 

bridgette - May 8

Shanon, I am sorry for your loss. I too am going through this. On 1-26 we lost our son at 39+ weeks. Also, no cause was found even after autopsy and tissue samples. Only GUESS is that somehow the cord was compressed in some way and cut of his supply. Cannot prove.Exterior of a cord will not show if it has been compressed. I do not know the odds of it hapenning again. But he was our fourth child . All others were perfectly normal pregnancies and deliveries. HE was my only c-section because he was breech. Upon arrival for my surgery there is no heartbeat. Autopsy showed he was gone during the night approx 6-8 hours before I arrived. Good luck to you. Once again, I am sorry. I know the pain and heartache.

 

cas - May 29

apparently the risk of stillbirth happening again is roughly 4% but it is dependant on cause of stillbirth. my thoughts are with you darling, i lost my baby on his due date causes unknown six months ago. i keep a journal and i have found that this really helps me.xx

 

jessica - June 30

no i dont know

 

Eza - June 30

I am so sorry for the loss of your baby girl! My son was also stillborn (May 4th) and they suspected he had down syndrome but when we sent away tissue samples to see they ended up not being able to grow the cells to find out so we will never know if that was what was wrong with him. If it was down syndrome they said my chances are 1/100 and before this happened it was 1/1500 b/c my age at his conception was 23. I know this does not answer you question... I understand the fear you are feeling, afraid that this could happen again. I know it may not be much comfort.. but the chances are much much greater than everything will be ok the next time you have a child.

 

ericka - July 29

my heart goes out to you- if it bring you any comfort I know two women personally who had healthy full term pregnancies after very late term stillbirths. It is not uncommon for them to state that the causes are unknown, I too lost my daughter at 26wks and it is the only thing that helps keep me sane. E

 

cindy - August 1

I lost my little girl at 28 wks and it was due to fetal hydrops. It is severe adema or fluid on the inside and under the skin. We are still waiting for autopsy results to see if they can tell what caused it, but we have already been told that alot of the times they are inconclusive. I feel your pain. I cry all the time and miss her so much. She looked just like my husband. She will always be my first baby. I hope this helps a little.

 

lilu - August 16

I lost my little girl on 8/11/05. I had a healthy pregnancy all throughout. I was 34 1/2 weeks. My bloodwork came back fine and they checked the placenta which also came back okay. We are waiting for the autopsy results to see if they can pinpoint why this happened so far along??? It all still doesn't seem real but I have alot of support which makes it easier to get up each day. I miss her so much and can't understand why something like this has happened.

 

Stephanie - August 23

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I wouldn't wish the pain on anyone. I lost my little girl on her due date 7-19. My mom had lost a set of twins and a little girl in her ninth month and all through out my pregnancy I was terrified it would happen to me... and it did. I won't ever know if it was the same thing as what happened to my mom. They couldn't say for sure with hers. I too am worried it will happen again to me. I don't even know if I can try again because the heart ache I am going through now is unbearable. My mom has diabetes and vascular disease now (30 yrs after her stillbirths). The drs didn't detect diabetes during my pregnancy but I had a 450 blood sugar reading after I gave birth. They think due to the stress and trauma. The placenta was small for the size of my daughter and they are looking into vascular problems. I'm having trouble knowing how to feel about the doctors and wonder if they were too casual with my pregnancy knowing my family history. What does anyone else think?

 

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