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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

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ttc | pregnancy | birth after loss > Rainbow success with lovenox

Hi all. Just wondering if anyone could enlighten me on successful lovenox stories. After an uncomplicated pregnancy resulting in a cord accident at 39 weeks, I have new information that, although unrelated to our loss, will require prophylactic lovenox/aspirin use in the future... it's all very overwhelming and scary and makes it hard to breathe much less have hope.
August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArliesmama
Hi Arlie's mama, I took baby aspirin throughout my rainbow pregnancy (my daughter was stillborn at28 weeks due to a complete/concealed abruption). My MFM didn't find any clotting issues or anything like that but said with my history of crappy placenta making (my placenta was apparently "old" for gestational age too and it looked like circulation of blood might have played a role)...anyway, he said baby aspirin can only help and he thinks actually most women should just take it because it can't hurt...anyway, I took it and my son arrived healthy via scheduled c (ai stopped taking the aspirin 24 hours before) at 37 weeks. He's a healthy little one now!
August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAB
Hi Arlie's mama, I also took low dose aspirin with my rainbow pregnancy. It wasn't because of clotting issue with Shelby but rather because I kept losing pregnanices in the months following (at between 4-6 weeks). My ob suggested low dose aspirin as a bit of a give it a go and see and my rainbow stuck.

I took it through out my pregnancy and my son was born naturally at 41+5 weighing 11lb 14oz. I didn't stop taking the aspirin at all- took it right up and after the birth. My ob said the risk of bleeding was low and that the stress of stopping it would be worse for me mentally. No issues here whatsoever and I'm glad I did it.

I have had a subsequent rainbow and took no aspirin with no issues.

I think you will find lots of women use low dose aspirin during pregnancy and it is very low risk. Huge hugs, I know this is all scary and overwhelming. x
August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShelby's Mum
Hello Arliesmama, I was on lovenox/Aspirin in every pregnancy because I have a clotting disorder. I have two living kids and lost my daughter to preterm labour caused my polyhydramnios, so unrelated to this. I had no problems in the two successful pregnancies, and the babies were born at full term with normal size and weight. The daily injections were a bit of a nuisance, but I got used to it. I had some bruising, but no bleeding problems. My OB did monthly blood checks to make sure that the level of blood htinning was neither too much nor too little. I know a few women who were on the same protocol and have not heard of any problems with it, so I am sure it will be fine!
August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCee
Hi Arliesmama. I took aspirin and did the Clexane (same as lovenox just different brand) injections with both my rainbow pregnancies. I'm thankful I did as both babies had to be born early and that combination allowed them to grow really well. They are both healthy and strong. I also have friends who have had multiple miscarriages and aspirin and the injections helped them carry to full term. It really does help, at least in my experience. All the best!
August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEjb
Ladies,

Thanks for the responses... everything is so very difficult. Knowing there is hope keeps me moving.
August 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArliesmama
Hi Arliesmama, I also took both baby aspirin and a daily lovenox shot in my two rainbow pregnancies. I lost my first son due to placental abruption and the only thing that subsequent tests found was a clotting disorder... And while it is not clear whether that had anything to do with my loss or whether lovenox/aspirin would help, I decided to take them since the risks appear very low. Both subsequent babies were born healthy and big at 37 weeks with scheduled c-sections. They are now almost 4 and 1, and (knock on wood) doing very well. Good luck!
September 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMira