by angieb (1193 Posts), Tue Sep 18, 2012 03:42 pm
Your age, and IVF, are against you as far as risk factors-wise. I would be very careful to avoid multiples, especially, two placentas can be double trouble.
But the fact that you made it to 37+ weeks is pretty good. (FWIW, "many"/ maybe even "most", 37 weekers do not need NICU time. DS didn't at 36+2, though he did have mild jaundice, he was able to room in.) So even if it does recur, hopefully it would happen after 36 weeks and you may still be able to avoid NICU time. I have a friend whose baby was born after 40 weeks and ended up spending 3 weeks in the NICU from unforeseen complications.
I think it would be a good idea to see a high risk doctor (either MFM or peri) before you start the next IVF, to get specifics on your risk factors, come up with a game plan, do any underlying condition testing that they want done, etc.
*Most* women do not get sick in a second pregnancy, even if they had it in the first, and if they do, it is *usually* later and less severe. But there are always outliers who do get sick again and in some cases earlier than in the first. A high risk doctor would be able to give you better odds based on your specific medical history and health, than we could guess here, although there are some "ask the expert" topics that give you a decent range of odds (based on when you got sick in a first pregnancy) for a very general idea.
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#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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