Log In Sign Up

pregnant again after loss of baby with major deformities

Forum: Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss


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 [email protected].

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 Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
August 11th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
hi all, new to this site. i'm pregnant with my 5th child. lost a baby last december to some pretty major birth defects...most notable ones being absence of limbs...

wondering if any moms out there have had successful pregnancy with healthy children after having a child with major birth defects.

had our first sono on monday and it showed the baby measuring 5 days smaller that expected. so far the doctor is not concerened though. i go back in 3 weeks for another sonogram. praying that the baby is measuring normal this time.

would love any input from someone out there that has gone through a similar situation!

Reply With Quote
August 11th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Libby22's Avatar Super Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Palmerston north, New Zealand
Posts: 9,188
Hey welcome.
AF 15 Nov 2017 Nz time praying for a rainbow heathy baby <3 All I want for Christmas is a BFP!!

My Ovulation Chart

missed m/c 28 march 2010- Toni 11 weeks CP 11 march 2015- Katie 4 weeks 10 May 2015 Lilly- 4 weeks CP blighted ovum 2017
Reply With Quote
August 12th, 2010, 05:07 AM
IAMommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5,318
Welcome to PAL and Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

I had still born twins and one had sever defects - No head due to spinal development problems - My twins had TRAP Sequence.

My next pregnancy after that, I had my son Cecil who is a healthy toddler, and I am now pregnant again and due in Feb. So far so good on this pg.

Measuring 5 days behind is perfectly OK and reasonable. You could have ovulated later than you thought or the baby did not implant right away....there are many factor that can afffect it.

KUP on how your u/s goes in a few weeks...we would love to know how you are doing. Also, if you have any other questions, just want to talk or anything at all.....the girls of PAL are here for you and just post away.
Reply With Quote
August 12th, 2010, 06:53 AM
~LaurenNoel~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,909
I have not been through that, but I just wanted to say welcome to the board and congrats on your pregnancy! My son was behind by weeks every u/s, and he is just fine. 5 days is no big deal. Keep us posted!
///...........................Lauren, wife to Jay, mom to Wesley and Ruby


................ ...

Wesley (7.16.09) Severe GERD, FTT, Gastroparesis, Sensory Processing issues, Tube fed, (G tube currently), suspected Mitochondrial Disease, trialing Gastric Stimulator. Nissen Fundoplication 7/2012
Ruby (2.16.11)
Nissen Fundoplication and Hiatal hernia repair 10/25/11
Reply With Quote
August 12th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Posts: n/a
Welcome and congrats.
My 2nd child had Trisomy 13 which comes with a host of abnormalities. I am now pregnant with baby #3 who is due in about 2.5 weeks and he is totally normal and healthy from what I know.
Measuring 5 days off on your ultrasound can be perfectly normal.
Reply With Quote
August 12th, 2010, 06:44 PM
martilynne's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,987
I just lost a little girl in february to Trisomy 18 which causes many abnormalities that aren't compatible with life. I'm now 21 weeks pregnant with a healthy little boy.

Reply With Quote
August 13th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,710
Welcome! I'm so sorry for the loss of your child. I lost a daughter who had a rare condition which caused malformation of many of her internal organs (notably heart, liver, lungs, spleen, appendix, intestines, etc.) I am pregnant again and we don't know yet if this is a healthy baby, but the doctors have told me that the odds are in my favor. I would imagine that since you've had many other healthy children that the odds are also in your favor.
Reply With Quote
August 13th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Kary♥RN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 8,386
Send a message via AIM to Kary♥RN Send a message via Yahoo to Kary♥RN
Hi.. Welcome to the board.... My second loss was due to Trisomy 22 which is also incompatiable with life. I am now 29wk with twins. And so far they are looking great! KUP!!!

Thank you GraysMama For my BEAUTIFUL Siggy!!!

BFP 11/09/08 M/C 11/11/08 BFP 01/02/09 M/C 01/29/09 BFP 08/26/09 M/C 10/02/09 Missing our 3 Angles
Reply With Quote

birth defects

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 05:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0