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19 Jan 2006

Anti-phospholipid syndrome
My first pregnancy was confirmed within 6 weeks of going off the pill. I had twins 4 years ago with no fertility treatment. I was 32. When the kids turned 3 we decided to try again. Two first trimester miscarriages and 18 months later, the gine discovers that I have anti-phospholipid syndrome, an auto immune disease that among other things prevent healthy blood flow to a placenta. Are there other women who have been diagnosed with this syndrome and how have you coped with it? Did you give up trying or did you take the chance? To the fertility expert, what are the realistic chance of having a successful and healthy full term pregnancy?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear AM

I am extremely encouraged by the fact that a positive diagnosis of anti-phospholopid syndrome has been made. Since this is a readily treatable condition, with a very positive outlook for healthy full term pregnancy, if managed correctly.
You appear to be in competent hands and I would therefore encourage that you continue in your endeavours. I wish you all the luck.
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