Thanks for the advice. I found one of the larger funeral homes here and they are doing it for very reasonable. You'd think the hospital could arrange for that but they didn't. I was given a number to call when I had a funeral home selected.
Last night I was reading medical literature about neural tube defects (NTD). I read that there was a higher risk for those who had a previous early miscarriage (like I did) to have a subsequent NTD baby. It really ticked me off that when I had the m/c in June my OB didn't prescribe a higher folic acid just to be safe (why not?). I know, they don't know, but I bet everyone else who has had something like this looks back and sees where something could have been done different. Then I think, if folic acid 4mg/day is so great at prevention for NTD, why isn't it the standard? I know, I'm not a physician.
American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 152, No. 9 : 823-828We also found that women with NTD-affected pregnancies were significantly more likely than controls to have suffered a miscarriage in the preceding pregnancy.
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Sully- I noticed that you and some others had their rainbow babies almost a year to the date of their angel babies. If you would, please share how you got through that time when you weren't pregnant, and then when you got that BFP for your rainbow baby- how did you feel and what comforted you (I'll be scared & happy with a BFP)??. I'm having a hard time seeing how I'm going to get through 3 mos. of the high folic acid until we can TTC again. (You all know that it goes without saying that I'm not trying to replace her). Then waiting for several u/s's to confirm all is well. I may have sort of asked this before...sorry if so. I'm just so excited when I see others were able to conceive again in a relatively short amount of time!
Jenah- you are completely right about doing the daily routine. It's hard. I delay my shower until forever just wanting to sit here. We don't get out of bed for a long time either. DD waits with me, drinks her milky, and we watch some cartoons, the Today Show, and/or read books and stack blocks. It's comforting to know I'm "normal" for what's going on.
You guys are priceless. For real.