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    Default MRHFR gene mutation

    I've just been told I have mthfr gene mutation. I've done some research and my gp had no idea obviously.

    Anyone have any advice what I should do next?

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    Default MRHFR gene mutation

    Hi

    I found I had it last year after I had my daughter at 31 weeks due to a placenta Abruption (a common side affect of mthfr). My gp also didn't know anything about it, best thing to do is get on the mthfr support website, it has a lot of info. You can also see a haematologist. I have just recently started seeing a naturopath that specialises in mthfr and I'm on a few supps now for my health and for any future pregnancy.

    I think that once your aware you have it you can have a successful pregnancy, they will keep an eye on you more closely and you might be on blood thinners.

    You can pm me if you want to talk privately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahjane914 View Post
    Hi

    I found I had it last year after I had my daughter at 31 weeks due to a placenta Abruption (a common side affect of mthfr). My gp also didn't know anything about it, best thing to do is get on the mthfr support website, it has a lot of info. You can also see a haematologist. I have just recently started seeing a naturopath that specialises in mthfr and I'm on a few supps now for my health and for any future pregnancy.

    I think that once your aware you have it you can have a successful pregnancy, they will keep an eye on you more closely and you might be on blood thinners.

    You can pm me if you want to talk privately.

    I'll pm tomorrow, thankyou soo much for replying. I can't believe you're the only one.

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    I also have the MTHFR mutation. I take a methylated form of folate that can be bought through US website iHerb as it isn't readily available in Australia (do your research on this though as some people don't react well to the methylated form). Methyl folate is supposed to be better absorbed by the body of those with MTHFR. I have just had a baby 5 weeks ago with no problems encountered but my OB did request I stay on the folate supplements for the entire pregnancy and also monitored my homocysteine levels, which can be elevated in those with MTHFR due to folate deficiency - high levels of homocysteine can have adverse affects on a pregnancy. As PP said, get on to the MTHFR support website as it is a wealth of information. Just know that MTHFR is fairly common and about 45% of the population have one form or another of it.

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    Thanks to both of you! I had my baby at 32w wth severe preeclampsia, that's why I got tested. I'm going to see a specialist who will hopefully give me some supplements that can help me.

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    I have MTHFR too along with some other immune issues, but take 5 mgs of megafol daily and am also on a blood thinner which is important as well.

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    I also have mthfr. Found out while pregnant with my son who i lost due to a placental abruption. I get my supplements through a naturopath so i can be monitored. Not many obs/gp's know anything about. The fb support page is very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbub4us View Post
    I also have mthfr. Found out while pregnant with my son who i lost due to a placental abruption. I get my supplements through a naturopath so i can be monitored. Not many obs/gp's know anything about. The fb support page is very helpful
    So sorry to hear about your son.

    We were very lucky that our little girl made it,6 weeks in nicu with multiple medical issues all caused by the Abruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbub4us View Post
    I also have mthfr. Found out while pregnant with my son who i lost due to a placental abruption. I get my supplements through a naturopath so i can be monitored. Not many obs/gp's know anything about. The fb support page is very helpful
    Aww I'm so sorry it's so awful
    That in this day and age that we don't know better. What sups do you take, if you don't mind me
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    I'm sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I too have A1298C mutation.
    I can't stress enough how important it is to be treated correctly. Otherwise there is a severe risk of pregnancy loss.
    There is a doctor in sydney who specialises in immunology/reproduction. His name is DR Matthias. He also treats people for natural killer cells. It is common to have both.
    My understanding is Clexane injections are crucial for these mutations. As they stop the risk of blood clotting that can be risky to the baby/placenta.

    All the best


 

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