Since Gauge passed I've been doing all kinds of research on cord compression and clots and what I could have done wrong or done better. I've been to several doctors and today I found myself with a hematologist who had a copy of the examination of Gauge's cord and my placenta. I did not know this report existed. It turns out that the cord had only one artery, it was remarkably short, and had marginal cord insertion....all of which are statistically low to happen and he had ALL THREE. There is a probable chance he had other abnormalities as indicated by the research. From what I have read, these things can be seen on an ultrasound and I would have been high risk pregnancy and monitored closely. Soooooo, why wasn't I and why didn't my OB share this report with me when she is the one that ordered it?????? I have been blaming myself all along and now I know it was not something I did, but rather it was cord formation issues. I'm so irritated right now. I'm going to request all of my ultrasound reports to see if they knew this. At least its likely to not repeat itself. What would you all do?
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