Originally posted by DJA
my regular doctor was not willing to make the diagnosis. Her reasoning was that APS generally involves a person having had an actual clot, and that pregnancy loss was sort of "soft" indicator.
I'm glad you're smarter than your regular doctor! This is from the "International Consensus Statement on Preliminary Criteria for the Classification of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome":
"Complications of Pregnancy
One of more unexplained deaths of morphologically normal fetuses at or after the 10th week of gestation; or
One or more premature births of morphologically normal neonates at or before the 34th week of gestation; or
Three or more unexplained consecutive spontaneous abortions before the 10th week of gestation"
Hey, look! I'm almost in all three of those categories! Oh, wait. That wasn't actually very funny. Sometimes I have a really inappropriate sense of humor. What can I say? It keeps me going. *grin*
Angel Maggie stillborn due to HELLP Syndrome & PIH at 19.5 wks
Missed miscarriage/D&C 14 weeks
Miscarriage 6 weeks
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
I'm putting my perinatologist's kids through college!