by twolfgram (388 Posts), Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:06 am
I have the same gene mutation. (MTHFR) Not exactly sure what it means, just that I should take a baby aspirin a day when not pg and if (please, please, please) I get pg again I would need to take Heparin shots daily. From the conversations with my perinatologist, it's a clotting disorder, not necessarily the kind that will cause a stroke or anything, but will affect the placenta. I had an abruption with my last pg, which was caused by this defect. I am by no means a dr, obviously, but talk to your OB or a perinatologist. If you search through the HELLP Syndrome Survivor forum, I know there's a post in there on the MTHFR gene. Good Luck!
Therese Mom to
Jonathan - 28 weeks born 10/4/95
Angel in Heaven - Erik 12/20/02