Is there any link between Preeclampsia/Hellp Syndrome and umbilical cord insertion abnormalities?
A little history: I had pre-e and hellp in my first pg which resulted in a placental abruption and the stillbirth of my son. The med. records state there was marginal insertion of the cord. I miscarried the next baby at just a few weeks. I had elevated liver enzymes and falling platelets with my 3rd pg. With early detection (20wks) and bedrest it disappeared within a month. Immediately following my son's birth the umbilical cord detached from the placenta and we found out that there was only a velamentous insertion of the cord. Thank God it didn't detach during or before labor.
I've read up on cord insertion abnormalities. From what I've read, these are flukes and statistically shouldn't have happened more than once. So why haven't I ever had a pg with normal cord insertion? Can it be linked to hellp syndrome or a common underlying condition?
I plan to discuss this with my Dr at my next pap exam, so there more information I can get beforehand, the better.
Thank you in advance,