did anyone else have 2 miscarriages and then seek out a fertility specialist? thats where we're headed in a couple of weeks because i really cant stand the thought of losing a third one. did they find anything wrong with you or did they just tell you it was bad luck? what can i expect at the initial consultation?
Hi Mermaid Mom. Yes, I had 2 miscarriages and I sought out an RE immediately afterwards. I already had a son and I just knew something was wrong. I had a feeling you know? Well, the RE didn't do much at first except to say we'll monitor you closely next time you get pregnant. Well I got pregnant immediately after my 2nd miscarriage. They followed my progesterone and BETA levels and at 14 DPO decided my progesterone was too low at 8.8 and right then and there put me on progesterone supplementation.
Unfortunately I went on to have yet another miscarriage. From all my reading it seems that I was put on the progesterone too late but in their defense they were still trying to figure out what could be wrong. After that miscarriage (my 3rd) I had tons of tests, mostly genetic ones that showed hubby and I had no genetic abnormalities in our DNA so we were pretty sure it was a progesterone defficiency.
I actually got pregnant again (by accident) just 2 months later and this time the moment I saw the + on the HPT (10 DPO) I started taking my progesterone and low and behold, that pregnancy worked out beautifully! I had another healthy baby boy.
Fast forward 7 years later and hubby and I have decided to try to have another baby. I got pregnant last month (again, by accident) and unfortunately since it was unplanned and not managed medically with progesterone supplementation I had another miscarriage before I was even 5 weeks along. Most of my miscarriages have been very early so I suspect the progesterone issue has not resolved itself yet.
I went last week to see my RE and explained what happened. She examined me and surprisingly just 13 days after my miscarriage I had already ovulated again. This time I am being monitored closely and since hubby and I are TTC I am getting a blood test on Wed. when I'll be 7 DPO. Based on those results the RE will probably put me on progesterone again. Luckily I have my prescription ready to go (Crinone gel 8%) and I'll get my results back same day.
The wonderful thing about being monitored by an RE is that every few days they usually will do blood tests to see where you are at exactly. There is great peace of mind in that kind of care. I hope and pray that your RE will have some answers for you. Don't be afraid to speak up and ask for tests. It's your body and your babies. Miscarriages are so hard to go through, I know, I've had 4 and each one has been hard.
I'm sorry for your loss but I hope that you can find comfort through the women on here that like me have miscarried several times and yet finally been able to carry a pregnancy to full term and have a healthy baby. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there!
thank you so much... that was a very helpful response. im glad they figured out what was causing your miscarriages, but im sorry that you had to suffer through so many. and yes, it is extremely encouraging to hear from people who have been in my shoes and were successful in having the family they wanted. best of luck to you in ttc again!
I've had two, with a successful, full term pregnancy in between and not had any specific tests. I do have PCOS and therefore a slightly higher chance of m/c with that but I'm hoping it's just bad luck. I cannot face more tests (can't afford it either!) so we're trying again, alone, and stocking up on vitamins etc. If it goes wrong again, I will have to have further tests.
Good luck with your investigations and also future pregnancies.
I had a missed mc last September at 9 weeks (baby measured 6 + 3). We'd been trying to no avail to get pregnant again, so in April of this year went to see a fertility specialist.
At our first appointment, my blood was taken to test for diabetes and a whole lot of other things! I was given a scan too and booked in for a second, more detailed scan and also, something called 'an ovary stress test.' I had to wait until I got my period before these tests could be taken as they are done as certain points of your cycle.
Meanwhile, hubby was given blood tests and a semen analysis test (everything came back normal).
Oddly enough, I never got my period because I got pregnant on my own. A blessing, as I am 39 years old (this is why we went to the specialist to begin with - our age concerns).
I'm still under their care and had my first scan with them last Friday + bloods taken to measure HCG and progesterone. I have another scan this coming Friday. I wish insurance would cover them for the duration of my pregnancy, but care will end at 10 weeks and I will go back to my regular gyn.
All Doctors are different of course, but the one thing you will love is the increased care and monitoring you get with a specialist once you get pregnant. It's a lovely feeling to have weekly blood drawn and monitored to make sure all is ok. They are extremely proactive.
My suggestion is that you don't hesitate and book yourself in for a consult just to be on the safe side there's nothing wrong. Best of luck to you. I know how devastating a mc is.
I had one miscarriage back in 2009 and then we went to a fertility specialist back in November of last year and we found out we were pregnant last month and yesterday we found out that we had a miscarriage. I'm set to have a D&C done next Monday and the fertility doctor is going to send the tissue off for some test to see what went wrong. I am O positive (blood type) and I think that has something to with it along with my work because I am pulling 1,000 to 5,000 pounds of containers onto a ball mat ( I work with UPS), so I really don't know, and I was so hoping that this second pregnancy was going to go well, but it didn't. Both my miscarriages were at 8w5d.
After my second mmc I was referred to a nurse led miscarriage clinic at my local epu on the nhs - they usually wait til after 3, but referred me as we already had a child, and because of my age (39). I had blood tests for sticky blood and thyroid function, but all came back negative. I was told that it was probably just statistically bad luck, and they recommend high dose folic acid and vit D. When I became pg again I was put on progestonoe at 7+3, but unfortunalty our next scan showed no growth and no heartbeat.
This time around I've been refered to a consultant led miscarriage clinic at the same epu, but they can't fit me in until May, which is too far away for my liking! Following a discussion with a couple of others on here ive booked a consultation with a acupuncture practitioner who specialises in fertility issues this afternoon, and will be looking into private care.
Mon, what your saying about progesterone is interesting - I was given it at just over 7 weeks but my following scan still measured 7 weeks so I think I lost it before I started taking it. The epu never tested my progesterone levels, so this is something I'll push for in future.
I miscarried at 9 weeks and 16 weeks unfortunatly i couldnt seek any fertility advice until a 3rd mc. luckily i carried my daughter full term. i remember all the heart ache to well i thought i would never have a baby but just have hope it can happen. x
Hi, I have just suffered my second miscarriage which is heartbreaking...
Both were empty sacs so the baby didn't even develop, they were not discovered until 9 & 10 weeks.
As I am 35, we are now being referred for tests...
Fingers crossed for you...
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