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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 09:06 AM   1
ebannawuoyohw
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Low papp a of 0.19


So I have been told I will be having an extra scan with the consultant at 22 weeks to check the placenta because when you have low papp a as low as mine it can affect the baby a lot.
IUGR
Low birth weight
Placental abruption
Poor placental function
Pre-elampsia
Still birth or fetal death
I've also been told I must take daily aspirin ASAP.
I am really unsure of what to expect. I've read people who's baby's were fine and sadly people who were not so lucky. I will update as and when I can as there's not much out there about this.



 
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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 09:56 AM   2
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That must be very stressful. Just wanted to wish you all the best. I glad you'll be monitored closely



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2016, 23:03 PM   3
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My papp-a was very low with my daughter (I want to say .26?) and she is fine. I did develop preeclampsia at 38 weeks and was induced immediately; my daughter did fine, vaginal birth, good birth weight. She is almost 3 and no issues.



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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 15:15 PM   4
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So I'm updating this for people in the future. My scans measured my baby to be average size but she came out 5lb 14 oz on 9th centile . So scans were wrong. She was born 39+2 so nearly due date. The low Papp a may have been the reason that I got high blood pressure and that her growth wasn't as good but all in the end was fine she's fine and a beautiful baby girl at nearly six months old now. My Papp a was seriously low as well so it's not always bad x



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2017, 19:16 PM   5
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Hi, thanks so much for updating. I am in the same position you were. I was even initially told that most women with my low numbers do not make it past 24 weeks gestation... But here I am at 25.5 weeks and baby is still growing!
It was great of you to update your post-- there are heaps of posts online about women who have the low PAPP A levels, but only very few updates. So happy to hear that your little girl is well



 
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