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December 17th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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Okay Hi everyone, I recently heard about Justmommies from a friend and thought id come by, I was referred to this board by someone on the trying to conceive with Medical Assistance board, said some of you might have more insight/advice, all of which I am open to
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I was recently referred to a RE (Tuesday) by a High Risk OBGYN that I was referred to after my second miscarriage, well since I have had a 3rd (Nov 7) she has decided to refer me to a RE, for further tests and possible treatments.

I have had quite a bit of blood work done so far, and all that has been found at this time is 2 MTHFR mutations C677T and A1298C I was put on 4mg of Folic Acid daily. My husband and I went today for chromosome analysis and I have the appointment with the RE on 20th.

I was just hoping to get any insight from anyone on what I might be able to expect on this first appointment with the RE?
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December 17th, 2009, 10:00 PM
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December 18th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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Thanks, I am super nervous and apprehensive and a little scared to go to this appointment, so I am hoping for some advice.. But thank you for being so welcoming.
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December 18th, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Lots and lots of additional testing. They may even want to repeat the tests you've already had.

As far as the MTHFR goes, you are compound heterozygous since you have 2 single copies of each gene. Fortunately that's not as serious as being homozygous but it's more serious than being heterozygous. Being compound hetero will put you at a higher risk of blood clots and recurrent miscarriage.

I would recommend starting a regimen of baby aspirin and ask the RE about Lovenox injections during pregnancy.
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