Hi everyone! I am very new to this site and i just wanted to know if there had also been similar cases of what happened to my daughter 3 wks ago. Doctors said the cause of my daughter's demise at 32 weeks was due to hypercoiled cord. Her cord was twisted 5 times counter clockwise causing her to have problems with oxygen and nutrient intake. It wasn't wrapped around her but because of her movements it caused further constriction and that's why her heart beat stopped. My doctor said this was a tough case since coiling cannot be easily diagnosed and prevented. I had been researching on possible causes as well as preventing another incident since we plan to work on another baby a year from now. Me and my fiance is still in great sorrow up to this day and is slowly coping on the loss of our dearest Maissie. Any thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks!

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  • In reply to lvazquez:

    Thank you. I have reached rock bottom with this loss. I cry every day and night with the slightest trigger. I get anxiety attacks just thinking about getting pregnant again. If only I can turn back time I would so as to try and save my baby. Doctor said the only reason the cord gets twisted is due to baby’s excessive movements. Initially we thought an active baby is a good sign. Apparently in Maissie’s case it ended differently. I wish the pain go away soonest
  • Hello and welcome to Share. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your precious baby girl. There are no words that can take away the pain. This is definitely something that is not talked about enough. I had no idea that a hypercoiled cord could happen! This is just heartbreaking. We lost a baby boy at 30 weeks due to a placental abruption. He was also born "sleeping." I am sure you've heard it all by now, but know that one does this grief journey in one's own way and at one's own pace. Let the tears come, talk about her, and keep supportive folks around you. I wish you strength and peace along the way.

    Thank you for sharing her with us.