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avaj Sun 10-Jul-11 21:02:50

I have recently had my 2nd appt at the recurrent mc clinic, after having 3 mmc, all around 12 weeks.
All of my blood results came back normal, as did the genetic testing.
I also got the results from the tests on the baby. These said that there was nothing 'wrong' with the baby, nothing developmental or genetic. I was told that the baby had been developing fine, until 'something' went wrong.
The consultant then said that the results are now becoming more detailed when looking at the cord and the placenta. She said that the results noted a highly coiled cord, ie more tightly twisted than was usual. She felt that this could be the reason that the baby had died, but stated that there was nothing that could be done about this. She also said that this was often an issue with later still births.
I'm not sure what to make of this, and am wondering how coman it might be, and if it is likely to be reccuring.
Has anyone else had a similar result, or have anything to add?
Sorry this is a bit waffly, but feeling a bit strange just now.
Thanks.

Cadmum Mon 11-Jul-11 04:16:01

I don't have experience with at tightly wrapped cord but didn't want to leave your thread unanswered as I have plenty of experience with late miscarriage for no apparent reason.

A late loss is such a frustrating and confusing experience. I am sorry for your losses and for the lack of clarity in searching for reasons...

avaj Mon 11-Jul-11 18:46:34

Thanks for posting cadmum, and i am very sorry for your losses also.
I think I just needed to post, it seems to help just putting it into words sometimes.

jackierussell Mon 11-Jul-11 21:30:41

Oh Avaj, very sorry to hear your sad news, we lost our first daughter at 40 weeks following cord entanglement as well as other things. I found a US site which had quite a lot of info on cord issues www.preginst.com/, the site doesn't make for fun reading so maybe wait until you are a bit stronger but there is lots of stuff regarding the cord. However I am not sure what there might be regarding coiling and if there will be any positive / helpful for you.
Sorry not to be more helpful.

avaj Tue 12-Jul-11 21:04:28

Thanks jackie, I will definately have a look at that.
So sorry for your loss, I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you.

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