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    Default Friend just lost her 2nd baby in a row at exactly 17weeks?

    Hey, my friend got pregnant 2 years ago, first time and she miscarried at 17 weeks and then she fell pregnant again and lost her baby 2 days ago at 17 weeks AGAIN! What the heck!!

    Her history that I know of is she only has one ovary so it was hard for her to even get pregnant.

    On her Facebook posts her mum wrote: the baby was fighting hard but it's little heart "gave in" and she gave birth to a still born 17week old fully formed baby. ... I don't want to ask her any details at this hard time but I am just wondering why she would lose 2 babies in a row at the exact same stage... Seems so weird, like maybe she has some kind of genetic thing? Both the babies were boys..

    Any ideas what the cause of her miscarriages were?? I know in some cases there is no known, but I just thought her cases stood out??!

    Me 25 πŸ’‘ DH 29
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    πŸ‘ΆπŸŽ€DD #2 -Born 28.03.11 πŸ’œ
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    Probably impossible to speculate, I would hope for her sake they are turning over every stone in an effort to find out exactly what is happening, for this to occur again would be too much to bear I would imagine!

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    Hi Samilia,
    I'm really sorry to hear about what your friend is going through and to go through it twice is heartbreaking. I too lost a baby at 17 weeks.

    Of course there can be many reasons and yes depending on what happened it may have been genetics and she hopefully will be getting lots of testing done.
    For me it happened suddenly with no warning. All things were normal leading up to 17 weeks when i started to feel weird tightenings and thought nothing of it until suddenly my waters broke. I then went into labour and had my baby naturally 6 hours later. After lots of testing they put it down to me having an incompetent cervix where my cervix was weak and started to open and shorten leaving my uterus open for an infection to creep up and rupture my membrane.
    For this pregnancy I had to have a cervical stitch put in at 14 weeks to keep it closed and with close monitoring I am now 36 weeks thankfully

    When your friend is ready to talk about it and if her doctors suspect an incompetent cervix too tell her there is a great Facebook support group called Incompetent Cervix Australia. I've found it a wealth of knowledge and support and helped me make the right choice in treatment. It's very sad that others have been through the same but she is not alone.

    Sending your friend strength in this difficult time. X

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