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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 13:54 PM   1
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Recurrent Miscarriage Thread


*Whilst all on this thread remain happy for those who are pregnant after recurrent loss (PARL) or have their rainbow babies, sometimes the journey we are on means that despite the happiness for them, BFP's, pregnancy and scan talk, birth announcements and the like can sting particularly on a bad day. Taking this into consideration, we ask all people posting about any of the above subjects (or those that may be considered sensitive) to spoiler the post, so that all members of this thread have the choice on whether to read it or not! If you do not know how to spoiler feel free to ask in the thread or message one of us. We thank you for your understanding on this matter.*

Seems like there are quite a few of us on here and I know we have spoken about maybe starting a thread to discuss tests, treatment, be there for support etc... so here it goes.

I have had 3 mcs in a year. I had one chemical year ago, one in October, got pregnant straight after that one and had missed miscarriage in January. I've had a few months off ttc as I was having some tests done and was advised not to try. I wasn't sure whether to or not but glad I made the choice personally as feel much better emotionally. Think being able to have a glass of vino or too as been good too

I've just had my test results back and they were all negative. In some respects that should be great, but in the same breath it is very frustrating as if only there was a little problem that could be remedied by taking a tablet of some sort etc....

Anyway, I'm going to TTC again soon. Feel really apprehensive about it as dreading it all happening again. Don't want another ERPC... but just have to take the plunge sometime or another.

I was wondering if anyone has taken baby aspirin as I know that my consultant wants to talk to me about possibly taking it if I get pregnant again? He's also spoken about possibly taking progesterone - anyone else taken it?



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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 14:24 PM   2
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hi hunni am glad you have started this thread as i will hopefully be getting reffered for some tests hopefully end of may begining of june.(though part of me hopes they are able to see what the problem is from the tests i had with jessica). i have done alot of research on her abnormalities and also causes as to why and there a couple of tests i want to have done as i had a problem with my folic acid after my 2nd loss and feel this could be related to my 2 early losses and also the loss of jessica.

anyways am sorry you got no answers as to why you have lost 3 babies it must be frustrating not knowing incase you go on to lose another baby though am sure this wont happen hunni! what tests did you have done hun? was it with your local hospital?

i havent taken aspirin or progesterone but hopefully there will be someone who has who can advise you. x



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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 22:26 PM   3
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Hi, I am Tina. I have had three miscarriages and lost four babies (you do the math). I also suffer from infertility. I have been TTC for 4 years. I too have had ALL the tests: blood, HSG, ultrasounds, and they ALL came back clear. But, a week ago today I had a laproscopy/hysteroscopy/hydrotubation/D&C, and they found that my uterus was adhered to the other side. So, they divided that, and put it back to normal. Like I said, that was a week ago today, so I am just waiting for a couple AF's before we start the fertility drugs again. I also take Prometrium (progesterone) while pregnant.



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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 08:31 AM   4
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Hello my name is Rachael. I have just went through 2 back to back MC's one at 19+5 weeks back in Nov 08 and this one at 6 weeks Tuesday. I had some bloods taken lat week for this pregnancy before I MC. They came back and Dr. called me today to let me know I carry a disease called Toxoplasmosis, which I picked up from a cat (either mine or the stray that goes in my garden).
They are now thinking this is what also caused my late term MC with Rebecca.
Thanks for posting this Thread and sorry for your losses



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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 10:48 AM   5
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Interesting stuff, I hope we can learn from each other and in the mean time . I've m/c 3 times, 2x's with my oh and once in a waaay back when relationship & i'm also dealing with an ectopic pregnancy now. The blood work has come back fine so far. I did try baby aspirin & progesterone suppositories for this pregnancy, but that didn't help. My next step is the reproductive endocrine specialist and in the mean time we are on a time out from ttc till the ectopic is resolved.



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Old May 1st, 2009, 13:10 PM   6
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Hiya, thanks for the thread, thanks for sharing and very sorry we have to meet like this..

Seeing as im older i got tests done after 2 mc's both last year. I had my test at the beginning of this year at first it was suspected i migh have sticky blood (blood clotting probs) but as it turns out it was my thyroid that came back as defective. I did have bordeline results on the blood clotting but upon re-testing they came back normal.

Im now with a reproductive endocrinologist at the maternity hospital- yep, that's alway interesting or depressing depending on the day or mood But although i am under good care and will be during my next pg ( ilive in hope ) I have also been told that despite the evidence that having an underactive thryoid makes it more likely to have mc's, there is no way they can guarantee i will carry my next baby to term. I understand that there are no guarantees...but at least im doing the best i can, eh?

Im currently on medication (levothyroxine) and have been given the go ahead to ttc again. I am to contact them and the epau asap when i get pg again.

I have also taken the executive desicion to take baby aspirin. My family history during testing has convinced me it wont do me any harm- au contraire

I wish you all the best and mucho PMA to you all!

, OMi xxx



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Old May 1st, 2009, 17:17 PM   7
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thanks for sharing your story omi. i really hope now they know the cause that your next baby is a keeper. i dont see why you shouldnt take asprin either i know quite a few ladies who have had m/c self medicate this even if their doctor hasnt suggested it.

glad that you are getting the best care you can now and when you get pg again. i hope my hospital is just as good when it comes to having tests done. x



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Old May 2nd, 2009, 15:13 PM   8
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I'm glad this thread is wanted.... even if it is under these horrible circumstances. It will at least hopefully help us all for support and info.

I had the following tests - Not all the investigations are specific to recurrent miscarriage - some are general health checks, while others are part of on-going programme of research on recurrent mc

* Chromosome studies - this is based on a blood test, and both partners are tested.
* Specific immunological testing (conducted as part of our on-going research programme)
*Natural killer cells - numbers and activation Cytokines - especially MIC-1and Th1 and Th2 cytokines
* Auto-immune screen - includes anti-nuclear antibodies, and anti-dsDNA antibodies
* Infection screen - a vaginal swab for bacterial vaginosis, and cervical swab for Chlamydia
* Primary antiphospholipid syndrome (so-called "sticky blood syndrome") screen - including anticardiolipin antibody and lupus anticoagulant.
* Full thrombophilia screen (including Factor V Leiden mutation)
* Pelvic ultrasound scan - usually transvaginal
* Day 3-4 blood test for a hormonal profile to include luteinising hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin, testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and thyroid function.
* A biochemical profile to include a blood sugar, kidney and liver function.

Babytots - They think your mcs have been linked to Folic Acid? What tests do you want them to do for you?

Jasmak - How did they find out your uterus was adhered to the other side? Can they only do that from internal testing?

Rachael - I'm really sorry about your recent loss. I know that you had everything crossed that this one would stick xx I've heard about toxoplasmosis causing mcs. Is there anything they can do to help?

BKLove - I know that trying baby aspirin & progesterone suppositories won't be the answer, but I suppose we still put hope in that it will work don't we. Hope you are going through the ectopic ok? What will the reproductive endocrine specialist be able to help with?

Omi - Are you TTC now? Luckily my hospital seem to be good in that respect too. I'm to call when I get pregnant. What is the levothyroxine supposed to help with?

Sorry for all of your losses girls... Hope we get all the answers we all deserve and next time it is our time. All I'm asking for is for one baby - not too much to ask is it xx



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I'm glad this thread is wanted.... even if it is under these horrible circumstances. It will at least hopefully help us all for support and info.

I had the following tests - Not all the investigations are specific to recurrent miscarriage - some are general health checks, while others are part of on-going programme of research on recurrent mc

* Chromosome studies - this is based on a blood test, and both partners are tested.
* Specific immunological testing (conducted as part of our on-going research programme)
*Natural killer cells - numbers and activation Cytokines - especially MIC-1and Th1 and Th2 cytokines
* Auto-immune screen - includes anti-nuclear antibodies, and anti-dsDNA antibodies
* Infection screen - a vaginal swab for bacterial vaginosis, and cervical swab for Chlamydia
* Primary antiphospholipid syndrome (so-called "sticky blood syndrome") screen - including anticardiolipin antibody and lupus anticoagulant.
* Full thrombophilia screen (including Factor V Leiden mutation)
* Pelvic ultrasound scan - usually transvaginal
* Day 3-4 blood test for a hormonal profile to include luteinising hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin, testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and thyroid function.
* A biochemical profile to include a blood sugar, kidney and liver function.

Babytots - They think your mcs have been linked to Folic Acid? What tests do you want them to do for you?

Jasmak - How did they find out your uterus was adhered to the other side? Can they only do that from internal testing?

Rachael - I'm really sorry about your recent loss. I know that you had everything crossed that this one would stick xx I've heard about toxoplasmosis causing mcs. Is there anything they can do to help?

BKLove - I know that trying baby aspirin & progesterone suppositories won't be the answer, but I suppose we still put hope in that it will work don't we. Hope you are going through the ectopic ok? What will the reproductive endocrine specialist be able to help with?

Omi - Are you TTC now? Luckily my hospital seem to be good in that respect too. I'm to call when I get pregnant. What is the levothyroxine supposed to help with?

Sorry for all of your losses girls... Hope we get all the answers we all deserve and next time it is our time. All I'm asking for is for one baby - not too much to ask is it xx

Well, I had an HSG (hysterosaplingogram) and that came back clear, I have had several vag u/s, and everything came back clear. My specialist told me that he did not expect to find anything with this surgery (lap/hysteroscopy/D&C) but perhaps mild endo. No endo, but the uterus problem was found..which was quite unexpected. I recommend it to anyone having troubles TTC, or staying pregnant...both of which I have. Did it solve the problem...stay tuned...



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Well, I had an HSG (hysterosaplingogram) and that came back clear, I have had several vag u/s, and everything came back clear. My specialist told me that he did not expect to find anything with this surgery (lap/hysteroscopy/D&C) but perhaps mild endo. No endo, but the uterus problem was found..which was quite unexpected. I recommend it to anyone having troubles TTC, or staying pregnant...both of which I have. Did it solve the problem...stay tuned...

Was this because you had a late mc? I really hope it has sorted the problem for you too xx



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