Support Groups and Timing Another Pregnancy

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Dear Experts,
My husband and I recently suffered a pregnancy loss at 19 weeks. I am looking for support groups in the area. I have been unsuccessful in locating someplace to assist in dealing with this. Also, when do you know you are ready to try again for a healthy baby?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Risk of Recurrence Meckel-Gruber Syndrome

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Dear Experts,
I have lost two babies to Meckel-Gruber syndrome. The first baby died at 12 weeks gestation; the second died at 15 weeks.

I really want another child -- my first child is now four and it's been 7 months since Angelina died.

Is it likely I will loose a third child in a row? I wasn't aware of this disease and then I loose two in a row, so I really need reassurance. Is it possible for me to have a normal child? I know we have one, but Megan wants a brother or sister and I really don't know what to say as she is only 4.

Why Won't They Just Induce Labor?

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Dear Midwife,
I am 37 weeks. My doctor said I was totally effaced and dilated to 3. The plug came out a week ago. The baby's head is engaged. I have been experiencing diarrhea. I am 41 and this my 5th baby. I have never continued labor without Pitocin. Every time I go to hospital they send me home.

My contractions have gone on for months. Lately I have had contractions down to 3 minutes but they send me home. What should I do .They tell me don't come back until you are in severe pain. I can barely walk with this baby's head engaged and am in pain.

Placenta Covering Internal OS

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Dear Ms Ultrasound,
I am in Delhi, India. My 11 week ultrasound report says that the "placenta is on posterior wall and just covering internal os." What does that mean?

My doctor has asked me to go for the second ultrasound during weeks 16 to 20 and then one in the 7th month. Is there any requirement to go for three ultrasounds in a pregnancy?

With regards,