Log In Sign Up

Got my lab results back


Forum: Stillbirth

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Stillbirth LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
September 10th, 2009, 09:04 AM
noworries
Guest
Posts: n/a
I just got a call from the specialist....she had my blood and amnio lab results back. Eli had Trisomy 13 and I had cytomegalovirus (CMV) both of which can cause hydrops. So, she can't tell me specifically which one caused it but said that the CMV would be the more common cause. But, babies with Trisomy 13 only have a 5-10% survival rate past the first year of life. I have to schedule an appointment with her to go over everything in greater detail and talk about future pregnancies, etc. but she wanted to at least call me with the results. She said there is only a 1% chance of a recurrence of Trisomy 13 in future pregnancies. I also have to get more tests done to see if I still have CMV.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
September 10th, 2009, 10:36 AM
NutMeg76's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 20,687
What is cytomegalovirus virus?

I am glad though that it looks like it is not going to happen again.
__________________

When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7
Sail Back to Me
Reply With Quote
  #3  
September 10th, 2009, 10:55 AM
noworries
Guest
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by NutMeg76 View Post
What is cytomegalovirus virus?

I am glad though that it looks like it is not going to happen again.
It's a common virus that is spread easily and almost everyone gets at least once during their life. There are usually no symptoms so you don't even know that you have it. It is not harmful to anyone except fetuses and people with low immunity like people with AIDS or cancer.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
September 10th, 2009, 02:25 PM
claire1979's Avatar mummy to a special angel
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: huddersfield, england
Posts: 33,629
Send a message via MSN to claire1979
im glad u got answers hun but its just so sad im sorry

__________________




Reply With Quote
  #5  
September 10th, 2009, 03:43 PM
BakingMommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,192
I know about CMV. That is so sad. Anything that is dangerous to the baby that is "symptom free" just drives me nuts to think there is almost no way to tell until something goes wrong.

Is hydrops when there is excessive amniotic fluid (I forget what hydrops is)?
__________________
Visit Terry & Roald's Memorial Site!















Thanks to Mommy2Belle for my Roald blinkie!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
September 10th, 2009, 05:20 PM
noworries
Guest
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by BakingMommy View Post
I know about CMV. That is so sad. Anything that is dangerous to the baby that is "symptom free" just drives me nuts to think there is almost no way to tell until something goes wrong.

Is hydrops when there is excessive amniotic fluid (I forget what hydrops is)?
Hydrops is when there is excessive fluid around the baby's organs.

Last edited by noworries; September 14th, 2009 at 04:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
September 11th, 2009, 05:42 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,304
I was told I had CMV with Jake but he didnt have any of the symptoms. I was told it only affects the fetus if you get it for the first time while pregnant and has no effect on future pregnancies.
I'm glad you have some answers but it sucks too.
__________________

Owen, Avery, Samantha and forever missing Jake born still 08/01/99.




Reply With Quote
  #8  
September 14th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Aeterna's Avatar Super Speshil
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: the edge of reason
Posts: 1,709
Polyhydramnios is excessive amnio fluid. I had mild idiopathic poly with Grace and severe poly with Duncan. Hydrops is severe edema in the baby. Polyhydramnios is sometimes seen in cases of fetal hydrops.

I read about CMV a couple years ago. It's scary and unfortunate pregnant women aren't routinely tested for CMV antibodies. Moms that test negative should be given instructions on how to best prevent it.

I'm glad you have answers. I knew the moment I saw and held Duncan he had Down Syndrome. I didn't say anything to anyone because it felt premature. It sort of clicked when I saw him since I knew severe poly is associated with T21 and T18.
__________________
Aeon, mama to Grace, 12/04; Evangeline, 11/06; Duncan, 11/08 ; and Henry, 12/09. Ruby Matilda Rose due 12/1/14.




Reply With Quote
  #9  
September 14th, 2009, 04:15 PM
noworries
Guest
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuxAeterna View Post
Polyhydramnios is excessive amnio fluid. I had mild idiopathic poly with Grace and severe poly with Duncan. Hydrops is severe edema in the baby. Polyhydramnios is sometimes seen in cases of fetal hydrops.

I read about CMV a couple years ago. It's scary and unfortunate pregnant women aren't routinely tested for CMV antibodies. Moms that test negative should be given instructions on how to best prevent it.

I'm glad you have answers. I knew the moment I saw and held Duncan he had Down Syndrome. I didn't say anything to anyone because it felt premature. It sort of clicked when I saw him since I knew severe poly is associated with T21 and T18.
Thanks for clarifying hydrops...I misread the question and I went and edited that post to fix that.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:39 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0