iv herd of the two bloods not being compatable but never using partners blood as a vaccine as such.. i wouldnt think that would be allowed :S might be wrong tho.. i was told you was given a drug to stop your platlets attacking any foreign objects ( blood included)
Immunization. This is synonymous with vaccination. A substance is introduced by injection (measles) that then stimulates an immunity response with the formation of antibodies to measles. These antibodies protect the person against getting the infection. Immunization occurs naturally during a successful pregnancy. The woman immunizes herself against her husband's HLA antigens, and she produces blocking antibodies that protect and aid in the growth of the placenta. Women with recurrent pregnancy losses fail to produce these protective antibodies because they are too similar to their husbands. Immunization (vaccination) with paternal or donor lymphocytes corrects this problem and results in subsequent live born babies when a pregnancy is established.
wow, that blood thing blows my mind Felicity. How did they even think to test you guys and what did they do? Did you go to a geneticist or another specialist to figure it out? I think I will ask about it at my next visit.
I was supposed to get results back today and the craziest thing happened. Yesterday I had to repeat blood work for a test they forgot to do a month ago, and today he realized they forgot to test me for something from last weeks bloods and I had to get retested there as well. So it won't be till Thursday till we get something more concrete! I'm not even thinking about it, just going about life in the mean time, its to much work to over think things and stress it.
When I had the second mc, I went to a human reproduction specialist. He told me to do several blood exams, most of them immunological, to check if I have thrombophilia. The blood test that accused the incompatibility is called here in Brasil "crossmatch"- and it is the same blood test people who need organ transplant do. Ask you MD about it. The important thing to know is that this treatment is approved and done in many countries all over the world: France, Japan, UK, etc. With excelent results!!!
So, now that I am "immunized", I am back ttc.
Each cycle I also take 100mg of progesterone to help implantation from CD 19 until Af comes.
And, when I get pregnant, I will have to take clexane until the baby is born!!
You can read more about this treatment on the website http://repro-med.net/
Good luck on your exams!
Baby dust for all!
hi ladies well got my results back this week blood clotting ones came back fine as did dfs chromosomes mine are yet to be sent to my hospital so are waiting on them to send me a letter to let me know.
feel like i am in limbo now as the hospital were useless dont know what will happen and have no clue as to my careplan when i next pg. doctor didnt know anything and said she wasnt sure what my consultant will want o do next.
arrrghhh so frustrated! i havent had progesterone tests done yet or a scan which i know i can have done after 3 losses as its in the guidelines. should i ring up my consultant and request these or see my doctor.
i hate how they treat me where i know nothing at all and have to ask ladies online for advise or do my own research. feel like complaining about them again as its the only time they get their butts in gear and let me know whats happening iykwim.
on positive news am on the 2ww hoping to test in 7 days fingers crossed its a sticky bfp x
Babytots and i'm sorry they treat you like buttheads, but i'm glad that things came back good, even though I know that may have caused mixed feelings. It sure did for me, my clotting stuff came back ok and I have no blood disorders, yippie! but its still like darn, nothing broken to fix! I'm cool with things though and so the adventure continues. I see my gyn next monday and will be asking him about seeing an immunologist thanks to Felicity, knowledge is power I tell ya! and good luck on that 2ww babytots.
Hello all been on holiday for a few weeks so catching up.
Since starting this thread all those months ago, I didn't realise how busy it would be. Unfortunately it appears there are a few of us who have the same problem - recurrent mcs. I have often thought about asking if we could have an actual area that we could put all our separate thoughts on etc as it does get a bit hectic having to look back over posts from 2 weeks ago etc. Glad you have thought the same Smiler thanks. Rumpskin - thanks for asking Wobbles. Fingers crossed they will set one up.
Well, as for me just got back from holiday and have spent whole time ttc If it doesn't happen this month then who knows what more I (or my hubby ) could do.... poor thing Just 2 weeks to wait now......
Great thread (sad topic though) just wanted to add i too think we should get a separate area cause i really have probs fitting in. I know im in the LTTC but i have no fertility treatment and all that jazz so i end up being a floater and sometimes even quitting coming on..anyway, enough moaning. BTW, just had a hospital apmt for my bloods to check on my thyroid levels and they've come back low again, so i need to have my meds upped.
For those who dont know, after my mc's the investigations/tests found that i had an underactive thyroid. And although they found something i can very much empthise with all the feelings all of you have. It was first suspected i had clotting issues but a subsequent test showed normal levels (the first was borderline- I am gonna take baby aspirin anyway )
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