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April 30th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 380
We finally got the autopsy today and I have to admit Im not entirely sure what alot of it means. The Dr. wasn't there today so he couldn't explain it. Which is fine because he isn't my Dr. anyways. So I think I'll fax it to my Dr. tomorrow and see what he says. I was looking alot of the terms up online though and it says there were no congenital defects which I'm thinking means that there was nothing genetic. Then for the diagnosis it says chorioamnionitis of an unspecific nature. And that from what I found means Inflammation of the amniotic membranes caused by infection. So basically I'm thinking what my doctor guessed was true and I got an undectable infection in my amniotic fluid due to the LEEP that I had and it broke through the membranes.

So even though I am still very sad about what happend I guess in a way I'm relieved that so far it doesn't seem to be genetic and this hopefully wont happen again. Hopefully the antibiotics I have been on will clear everything up and make for safe keeping when we do decide to try for another little miracle.

Also I will be posting some pictures in a little while of my precious Keelie for those that want to see.
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May 1st, 2007, 04:30 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4,715
That's what I had hon...
I searched for an answer and I guess there are no answers. It is a random and super rare circumstance. Looking back, I was sick from about 7 weeks on and my Dr. even gave me extra blood tests etc... to detect anything and nothing showed up unti the day before we lost Macy. My uterus hurt for weeks leading up to the loss. I guess whatever stage of pg you are, you will lose the baby. That is what I found out anyway.
Just horrible but it is random and should not happen to you again.
I hope you are coping ok with the news.
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May 2nd, 2007, 09:50 AM
kaila's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2006
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Let me first say i am sorry for your loss!

But i am gald you found a reason for your loss.

By the way, congenital means you are born with it (as far as i have been told), for example i have a condiction called Congential heart block, it means i was born with a block of the heart (only a tiny bit of the main heart nerve there) It is not as far as the doctors know genetic but was caused by the medication my mother was taking at the time that affected my development (she stopped taking the medication at 9 weeks)

I hope that helps, and i hope your doctor can help you out with the rest of the autopsy.
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