Hi amjon. I'm sorry for the loss of your daughter. I pulled out my pathology report and will copy the portion referring to the placenta below. I had HELLP and pre-e at 22 weeks and had been having symptoms (URQ pain) for several days before we went to the hospital. My son had already passed when we went to the ER. For the record, my OB commented on the placental clotting when he delivered me and said that it was most likely what caused my son's death. I developed HELLP first - I don't think that my blood pressure or protein started to go up until I was admitted and being induced. Because I described the URQ pain as being like bad heartburn (because it felt localized behind my sternum), nobody thought it was anything to worry about, and I suspect I would have been sent home from the hospital if my son hadn't already passed.
Weight 180g. Fetal membrane is pink bluish with a few whitish discolored areas in subchorionic plate and less developed vasculature. The maternal surface is rough and irregular, cotyledons are less well developed. There is a yellow0whitish discoloration area occuypying about 30% of the placenta. Sectioning reveals a 4 x 2 cm area of hemmorhage in the parenchyma.
mom to Leonardo, stillborn April 2011 at 22 weeks due to HELLP/severe pre-e
I have lupus w/ APS
Planning on TTC in early 2012