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May 15th, 2008, 04:46 PM
LRAINYB's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Hello, My name is Lorraine from NJ. I am 35 years old and have 4 children Alexis (angel baby) would have been 10 this June, Rayna 8, JB 5, Madison 10 1/2 months. I have Antiphospholipid Syndrome. I was diagnosed with this autoimmune disorder 6 months after I lost Alexis. She was a full term stillborn. I had her on her due date. The pregnancy was normal up until the night before she was born. Before her I actually had a 11 weeks miscarriage. I had gone to a high risk doctor after I lost Alexis, that was recommended to me and he did a blood test. He helped me have my 3 babies I have now. I had to be on 1 baby aspirin a day and Fragmin shot everyday which I gave myself. Fragmin is a low- molecular heperin (sp) shot that is safe for the baby because it doesn't pass through the placenta. I also had a ultrasound every month. This disorder only affects me through my pregnancies. The only effect I have not being pregnant is headaches. But I was told that I don't have to be on any medication unless I am pregnant.
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May 15th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Becca's_Mommy's Avatar Becca's Mommy
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Hello Lorraine! Welcome to the AID Board! I am the host, my name is Sara, I have Anklyosing Spondylitis, which is a degenerative disease of the spine. I have a 20 month old daughter Becca. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I think that is every womans worst nightmare! I can't imagine! I am glad that they found the cause and you were able to have the three beautiful babies you have! We are glad to have you, feel free to ask questions or post any information you would like to share. We are all here for support.

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May 17th, 2008, 06:53 PM
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Welcome, my name is Lorna and I have Graves Disease. I have a 15 year old and a 2 1/2 year old, both boys. I must agree with Sara you have beautiful children.
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