low PAPP-A levels? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 12-19-2007, 12:23 PM - Thread Starter
lovelygia's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
low PAPP-A levels?

i'm writing for my SIL who is due in may. they just found out yesterday that the baby is a boy! unfortunately they were brought down by doctor who also told them that although there are no chromosomal abnormalities she does have a low PAPP-A level which could lead to stillbirth/hypertension/etc. anyone have experience with this? they are worried obviously, and don't get another ultrasound for 2 months! in the meantime what can they do to ease their minds??? thanx mommas!
lovelygia is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 12-20-2007, 11:11 AM
mwherbs's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 5,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I recommend reading the info online -- if you yahoo or google you will find a bunch of info on this-- is seems that it is still something underinvestigation but is not diagnostic -- her chances appear to be higher but if someone in the office does not educate her about this information she should ask for a clearer explaination --the recommendations from the testing lab it's self say as much...
mwherbs is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off