Pregnant after a Loss

Scared after stillbirth

As I write this, I am terrified. I got a positive pregnancy test result tonight. My son was due in August 2015 but was stillborn in June. We found out just this week it is because my husband and I are carriers of SMA type 1 which is Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I have a 1 in 4 chance of any pregnancy having the SMA gene defect. I just want my rainbow baby.

Re: Scared after stillbirth

  • I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you're terrified. Is this something they can test for early on in the pregnancy?
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  • They can test at 13 or so weeks.
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  • I see. Fingers crossed for a healthy baby for you!
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  • I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. You've come to the right place- we are all scared and hoping for our Rainbow baby! Hopefully you can test early this pregnancy.
  • I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine that. I hope this pregnancy goes smoothly for you.
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15
      •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)

  • Fingers crossed for that 75% outcome.  I'm so sorry for your loss.
    BFP 2/11/15 (EDD 10/13/15). MMC 3/30/15 D&C 4/3/15 "We will always love you"
    DD1 - BFP 7/23/15 (EDD 3/31/16).  "We believe in you rainbow" DOB 4/2/16
    DD2 - BFP 2/9/18 (EDD 10/19/18).  "Grow baby grow!" DOB 10/24/18
    BFP 11/16/20 (EDD 7/31/21).  "Round 3 FIGHT!"
  • Sending positive thoughts your way! I know the fear of having another stillbirth all too well and I hope you get your rainbow baby, hugs!
    🌈  Preemie 2016  🌈
    ♥ Stillborn 2015 
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