I have had 2 healthy pregnancies, full term. But this year I had a miscarriage in April, I think I was only a few weeks. And now I think it is happening again. I had spotting last wednesday, but over the weekend it is now heavy bleeding with lots of cramps and clots. I had bloodwork wednesday, my HCG was 72, the secretary said, congratulations that means you're pregnant. I think I was 5 weeks 3 days, a 72 would be in the range, but pretty darn low. I had more bloodwork on Friday but they didn't have the results back so I am waiting to find out.
I was RH negative with my daughter, and then during the pregnancy with my son we got a letter from the Red Cross saying I was no longer RH negative, that I was on the cusp of being RH negative, so they decided I didn't need the shots. Which makes me nervous that maybe that's why I'm miscarrying, but everything I've read says it doesn't increase miscarriage.
I also hemorrhaged after both of my kids. The first one they gave me a shot of pitocin, and then a drip of it and it stopped. With my second pregnancy they were prepared and gave me the shot of pitocin as soon as baby was out, but I still bled, worse then the first time. I was on the pitocin drip for 2 hours before the bleeding finally slowed. So I wonder if that has something to do with it now as well.
I am also questioning my dates. I usually have a longer cycle, between 38-42 days (which is very frustrating). But in August I was 32 days, and September was 28. My cycle in September only lasted 3 days though, which is a bit short for me. I wish I would have thought to test then, but we had just moved 3 hours away that weekend, and the kids and I were in the new house without my husband. On day 30 of my next cycle I took a test and it was positive, said 1-2 weeks. Now I am wondering if maybe I was pregnant in the end of Aug, beginning of sept and if that 3 day period wasn't a period. The constant wondering and questioning is driving me crazy.
Thanks for sharing all your stories ladies, it has made me feel not so alone.
Just wanted to mention that there is a sticky thread at top of miscarriage support forum, it's for those that have had recurrent miscarriages
There is tons of advice and support on that thread re possible problems, what tests you should get etc etc
With you recently having had your twins, has your thyroid been checked? I know thyroid diagnosis often gets missed if you recently had children, the symptoms are mistaken sometimes. Thyroid probes are also related to miscarriages, this is a test your doctor can do, if you are being referred to a mc clinic then they would do a thyroid function test on you, getting doc to do is one test out the way early.
I am currently having a miscarriage at 7 weeks. I have a healthy 21 month old son and no history of mc before. I have heard that mc in women who have had a boy are more likely to mc in future pregs. This is because mothers raise antibodies to their son and these react to later pregs. I can't reference anything here but you should find something if you Google search, I personally find that a dangerous pastime but if you want possible answers......
I have a four year old son, no complications with him during pregnancy. We decided to try and we got pregnant in November of last year and pregnancy was fine baby was healthy and at a routine checkup at 16weeks no heartbeat. I was induced and delivered our baby boy Anthony. Doctor said we could could try again and said it just happened. We got pregnant again in April and everything was going great. At our routine check up at 16weeks again no heartbeat. The next day, two weeks ago got induced and delivered our son Angel. I was heart broken once again and did not have any answers. I feel empty and numb. I need to know why this happend as I have a healthy son. Chromosome testing was done and everything was normal. My son asks about the babies and wants a brother. I am scared that I will never give him one. My doctor wants me to go see a specialist as this is such a coincidence she doesn't know what went wrong. I just needed to put my story out because I feel I cannot talk about it with anyone, they don't understand what I am feeling and going through and say I'm lucky to have my son. I just don't know what to do with myself right now.
Oh Brenda I'm so sorry for your losses, your story is similar to mine. I had one healthy son followed by 4 miscarriages. A mmc at 12 weeks, a mmc at 16 weeks, then a chemical, then ammc at 14 weeks. That last pregnancy I was on clexane and aspirin as well. All my tests have shown up normal except for on Dr tested me for nk cells by uterine biopsy and it showed up high. Mind you I has been tested for nk cells by blood test before hand it was negative. Anyway I am now 17+4, so the furthest along I have been since my son. This time I have been on steroids, progesterone, estrogen and intripilid transfusions until 14 weeks and still on baby aspirin. Really praying this is my rainbow. I don't know what testing you've had done but hop over to the recurrent miscarriage thread and the ladies there have tons of knowledge x
I just had my 2 MMC and d&e 3 weeks ago. I have had 2 completely healthy pregnancies and then over the last year had a MMC at 11 weeks baby stopped growing at 9 weeks, then a chemical pregnancy, and then another MMC. They tested the baby this time and found nothing genetically wrong. I'm waiting until my cycle starts and then go back to see the doctor to do testing. This whole thing is so frustrating and makes me so scared to try again. I am terrified that it will happen again.
@ginny83 how have you managed to keep trying and not give up?? I read your original post back and was hoping that you would post again with something positive. congrats on your pregnancy!!!
I know this is an old thread,just wanted to know how you all got on ?
I have a 4year old daughter,before her I had a loss at 12 weeks.
Trying for baby 2, august was a chemical and bfp 5 weeks later which resulted in miscarrying at 8 weeks but things were never good,minimal symptoms,non doubling hcg,scans were behind and we never saw that heartbeat as baby stopped growing at 6 weeks.
I'm waiting on blood tests now
Docs have given me higher dose of folic acid and baby asprin for next time and what ever else I need depending on blood results.
I'm 25 years old
I think I was on pregnancy sixteen when I wrote here, had more losses for pregnancy seventeen to twenty-one. I'm now on pregnancy twenty-two, seven weeks and four/five days along. Friday is my third scan, we shall see what that brings!
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