So I had my follow up yesterday with my OB. He had the results from Pathology, but no really great information. There was no infection in me and the placenta looked great. He did say there was two vessels in the umbilical cord instead of three, but they two looked great so they couldn't rule for sure whether that was the cause. It can cause stillbirth, but also many healthy babies are born too. They couldn't find anything of concern with Thomas' body that would give any indications. The good news ( I guess) is that there wasn't anything wrong with my body. The bad news....we still don't really know anything. But...I am ok with that because I was prepared to most likely hear that news.
We talked a lot about whether we are wanting to get PG again. I am leaning towards it but, obviously, want to wait a few months before we really make any decisions as everything is way too fresh. My DH does not want to have another (We have 2 kids now) because of the fear of the unknown. However, if I really feel strongly about having another then he would. Of course, it is too soon to decide and he said he just isn't ready to think about it. I chose not to go on birth control. We were just using condoms before and I really don't want to deal with the extra hormones anyways. He asked about whether I need sleep aids or anti-depressants. I have struggled a lot, but I am really not wanting to medicate. I feel like all of it is probably very normal. He wasn't pushy - just wanted me to know it was available.
So...my Dr's suggestions...do not quit taking my prenatals. Add a supplement of folic acid. He is sending me in for a few blood tests next week (I can't read his writing, and I can't remember exactly what they are for) but he said something about checking for rare disorders? Also, with the blood test - checking my thyroid just to rule it out. No sex for one more week (until I'm 4 weeks post partum). He released me back to work and I started today. That sucked. I cried all the way there...and just hid from everybody the whole day.
Sorry this got so long....