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March 29th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Between my 3rd and 4th kids I lost a baby during the 13 th week due to a SCH. They tested the baby and he had been healthy. That doc said it was a fluke and I believed him because I went on to have a successful pregnancy a year later.

We moved states and I have a new doc for this pregnancy. After learning of my loss she ordered blood tests to see if I have a clotting problem. They came back that my protein S is low. They ordered more tests and while I wait I'm to be taking baby aspirin daily.

Is there a chance the next tests come back normal? Or that the numbers are not low enough to need the injections?
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March 29th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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I have Factor II (prothrombin) mutation and have a SCH with my current pregnancy....I take Lovenox & baby aspirin throughout pregnancy. I'm less familiar with Protein S deficiency, although I have heard of it...did they tell you which type (I think there are 3?). If I recall correctly, while it can be hereditary it can also be acquired (I assume temporarily) although I don't know whether pregnancy is one of the potential causes of acquired deficiency. If you were just showing borderline deficient, there may be a chance that a 2nd test will show everything is back to normal...but if not, I just wanted to reassure you that while the injections are a pain (literally) they are very manageable and you may find that your doctor wants to take a conservative course and prescribe them if there's any chance it contributed to your earlier loss (((HUGS)))
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March 30th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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I'm not sure anything at this point. I thought it was a protein thing involving my anemia. The way it was explained to me was rather rushed and confusing. It wasn't until I got home and looked it up that I started to understand why they mentioned shots etc. The last thing I was told is to wait for second labs. It's stressful!

I watched a few moms giving shots on YouTube. It's a whole new level to hero mom and what women go through in pregnancy. You are strong!
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