"Life isn't about surviving the storm...it is about learning to dance in the rain." anonymous

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Clotting tests came back

Well...I got a call from my new (wonderful) doctor on Monday. Apparently, I have the MTHFR gene mutation. This explains why I had the subchorionic hemorrhages and the daily bleeding and why my placenta had "micro bleeds". Wow...this makes me feel a little validated in why I pushed so hard to get some answers. My old doctors kept saying--"your baby is just not normal and you have a placenta previa" Then to think they told me at my post op exam that it "didn't matter if I had a clotting problem and refused to do the testing. Well, it did matter to me, because my baby was genetically normal and there was a condition that could have been treated. That really sucks!
The good news though, is that I am now on a cocktail of vitamins and aspirin and folgard and know what to do for next time. Just had to vent...


  1. It's always worth getting a second opinion. I'm glad you were able to get some answers. It really sucks to find out it could have been treated, but I'm glad you know what to do for next time. ((HUGS))

  2. I am glad you have some answers. I also have the MTHFR mutation in addition to Factor v Leiden, another clotting disorder. You are in my prayers. xx Katy

  3. I just wanted to let you know that your blog link is up on the butterfly mommies blog!