On May 20th of this year, just three days before my scheduled c-section, I learned that my daughters Arwyn and Zola died unexpectedly in utero. They are my first children. My pregnancy was textbook, not a single complication, and the girls' growth was perfectly synced throughout, as confirmed by the autopsy. The cause of death was simultaneous acute TTTS but the "trigger" is unknown. The autopsy ruled out infections, congenital abnormalities, hydrops and imbalances in the placenta -- so we're left with a big question mark. It was and still is a total shock.
I thought I would be able to live with this answer because I understood that was a special risk to such a special pregnancy. But five months later, I'm pregnant again and the fears and questions are back. My question is whether I should do any kind of follow-up investigation. Has anyone learned anything more about "triggers" for acute TTTS that had an impact on later singleton pregnancies? Thanks for any information you can provide.
Proud momma to the precious Arwyn and Zola, born sleeping May 23 2012