Was wondering if anyone else who has suffered pre eclampsia has been told they have factor V Leiden? It is a gene mutation that makes the blood clot to much. There has been lots of discussion that there is a link between factor V leiden and pre eclampsia and still birth.
I am attending a haematologist regarding this and she has been involved in the research but said there is no concrete evidence at the moment as it is hard to find woman to take part in their studies. The woman that do take part have suffered pre eclampsia in a 1st pregnancy and they either put them on Clexane ( to thin blood) or a placebo in the 2nd pregnancy. Understandably woman don't want to risk their babies life or their own by taking a placebo. I know I wouldn't take part.
If anyone does have factor V leiden, did you have a still born baby too? The pathology on my placenta showed that it had multi infarcts ( damaged areas) which were restricting the blood flow to the baby, therefore restricting the oxygen and nutrients to the baby and this caused him to pass away. The infarcts where probably caused by blood clots.
So if I ever get pregnant again the haematologist suggests I have clexane 40mg injections everyday, right up until 36 weeks.
If this has happened to you, what treatment have you been prescribed and do you feel it has made for a better outcome in pregnancy?