Genetically perfect boy.
Results almost 100% reliable.
[I cite reliability because if the result comes back as a normal girl, there is a chance the cells they used were maternal, especially if you’ve had surgical management (ERPC or D&C) as sorting fetal material from maternal tissue is error-prone. Male results do not carry this risk. Also, as I gave them a whole baby, contamination risk was much lower anyway, but I digress…]
I just knew it would come back normal.
When I saw that perfect, perfect 10 week old baby, my heart knew it wasn’t a chromosomal issue.
Which leads, obviously, to the question:
Why did I miscarry?
Everything about me and the husband is apparently perfectly normal too.
Yet again, we have no answers.
At 39 I can conceive and grow a perfect baby.
Why can’t I carry to term?
I feel so sad to know we lost a healthy boy. I have been wondering today what he would have looked like, what our lives would have been like with a third boisterous little man in the house. A lost brother to both of my sons.
I know chromosome testing isn’t the definitive answer, and that something else might have been wrong that meant the pregnancy couldn’t survive, but somehow I’ve always known the problem rests with me.
There is SOMETHING not right. Something that doctors aren’t picking up. Something is causing this.
7 miscarriages in two healthy, health-conscious, non-smoking, non-drinking, medically fit and well people with zero medical history…
There has to be an answer.
Posting and catching up with your news may be infrequent over the next couple of weeks as the boys are home 24/7 for Easter. I am thinking of you all and missing you!