Chronic Histiocytic Intervillositis is a rare condition that affects the placenta during pregnancy. The only way to get this “diagnosis” is to have a pregnancy loss in which the placenta can be sent to pathology. CHI has a high recurrence rate (somewhere between 67-100%) so following pregnancies are all but guaranteed to be stressful. There is not a standard treatment protocol at this time, and CHI is not very well understood, but there is evidence that it has an immunologic origin. Given all of this, I am using this blog to provide what insight I can to others facing a similar situation. I know, personally, I have gained a lot from hearing others’ stories, and I want to soak up as much knowledge of what others have done in their subsequent pregnancies to prevent CHI from striking again. So for what it’s worth… this is a blog about my journey through loss, the process of trying again, and our journey through surrogacy. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or even reach out just to have someone to talk to.
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