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Old Apr 22nd, 2016, 12:12 PM   21
GlynnRhiann
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I know this is an old thread, so I hope that by now you have had some answers.

I am in the same boat. I have a son and a daughter and when we started trying for #3 we had 4 miscarriages in less than a year, all around 6 weeks. When my most recent one started, I called and they had me come in for an ultrasound. The baby was healthy with a healthy heartbeat, but I miscarried the next day. Because we have 2 healthy children (and I didn't go in to have the first 2 miscarriages confirmed) they won't do any testing until I have a 3rd confirmed. I am afraid to try again... I am trying to get up the nerve to go get a second opinion either from a new dr or from my old one (we've moved since our first 2 were born so I am dealing with a new ob right now). She keeps saying that because I have had 2 healthy children that it must just be bad luck, but I just feel like something must be wrong. I had a manually removed retained placenta with my second and I'm wondering if the procedure might have caused some scarring? I don't know, I just want a dr who acts like this matters to someone besides me and will help me try to find some answers...



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Old Apr 22nd, 2016, 16:59 PM   22
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Firstly I'm so sorry for your loses. It's so upsetting and frustrating when they're telling you that healthy children means nothing could be wrong and your gut instinct is telling you otherwise.

I'm a prime example of your doctors belief being wrong. I had two healthy children (although I did have pre-eclampsia which is linked to clotting disorders), then I had a stillbirth at 36+6, during my next pregnancy they discovered I had factor v Leiden and put me on clexane at eleven weeks and I had a healthy girl (born by emergency c section), over the next two years I had seven first trimester loses, then a stillbirth at 24+3, then the following three years I had nine more first tri loses.

Eventually it was discovered that I also have MTHFR (clotting issue which stops absorbing folic acid) and also elevated natural killer cells (this is an autoimmune issue, we all have natural killer cells because they fight off things like cancers however if you have too much then they can see the baby as a foreign body and attack it). I'm convinced the eNKC was a reaction to the c-section.

Any way, eventually I got the right medication and my little boy was born in june 2016 there's always hope.

Join us on the recurrent miscarriage thread xx



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Old May 31st, 2016, 15:41 PM   23
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Happy to have found this thread! I can relate to a lot of the stories here.

I have 3 healthy boys. They took awhile to conceive (we have morphology issues) but I didn't need intervention to conceive with any of them and the pregnancies and births were fine.

Then we decided to try for another in 2012 and it's been nothing but hell since. Had a chemical in Feb 2013, an early loss in July 2015, a mmc in Dec 2015 and now I'm having another chemical May 2016.

So that's 4 losses in a row, all before finding a hb, and 3 in the last year. Brutal.

I'm really wondering about the first born boy causing RPL issues because of the HY Antigen study. I see so many of you ladies in this thread have had first born boys. At first I dismissed it for me as I did have #2 and #3 without losses, but now with this string of losses in a row it makes me wonder...... Though there's no fix for HY Antigen except for the controversial IVIG or IVF/PGS so it's not very helpful. :P

I've been on baby aspirin and prog supps for awhile now and it didn't help this pregnancy. I would love some suggestions on what else to do. I've also chosen to take Thorne prenatals with methylfolate just in case I have the MTHFR mutation (my RE doesn't believe in MTHFR). I've been tested for everything else so have no idea where to go, my RE refuses to prescribe me steroids or heparin but he has referred me to a hematologist to followup on the heparin angle and we're getting karyotyping done.

I might add B-complex into the mix this month, other than that I have no idea what else to do.



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Old Jun 9th, 2016, 20:20 PM   24
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I'm so sorry. My first was a boy. I've never heard of the HY antigen. What is it? I had ds, 2 losses, ds, a 2nd tri loss, dd, 2 early losses and another 2nd tri loss, ds, dd, early loss and another 2nd tri loss. All unexplained. I wish Dr's were more aggressive in helping us to find answers.



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Old Jun 10th, 2016, 07:59 AM   25
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I'm so sorry. My first was a boy. I've never heard of the HY antigen. What is it? I had ds, 2 losses, ds, a 2nd tri loss, dd, 2 early losses and another 2nd tri loss, ds, dd, early loss and another 2nd tri loss. All unexplained. I wish Dr's were more aggressive in helping us to find answers.
luvymom, this is the study:

http://www.ivf1.com/boys-cause-miscarriage/

Even if this is a thing though, there aren't any good solutions. The only suggested treatments is IVIG (which doesn't always seem to work and is $$$) and IVF/PGS to select for female embryos (which wouldn't even be allowed in Canada and $$$$!)

I too wish they would study RPL more. They don't seem to know much about it and don't seem to care to put money into research. It's just bad luck or old eggs. So frustrating.



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Old Jun 10th, 2016, 11:22 AM   26
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I'm sorry for your loses girls, join the recurrent miscarriage thread.

They're beginning to understand more and lots of progress was made from when my recurrent miscarriages began in 2008 to when I had my little boy in 2015.

There are clotting disorders, thyroid issues, elevated natural killer cells to name a few.

If you're in the uk then a referral to tommys miscarriage clinic (imperial trust in London, Coventry hospital or Birmingham) is worth a shot.



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Old Feb 14th, 2017, 11:21 AM   27
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So I thought I would post my story here, as I find talking with others that have been through the same thing helps with the process of getting through all of this.

June 2014 I had my beautiful DD who I love more than anything in the world. She is my everything. Early last year we decided to try for #2 and had success right away but in Aug 2016 I found out that pregnancy was a blighted ovum at 6 weeks. I was crushed. I decided to have a d&c and try to move on. Dec 2016 we were able to, again, get pregnant right away. At my 12 weeks scan last week I found out it had stopped growing around 8 weeks. I was not only crushed but nothing seemed real anymore. I prayed that I was just dreaming but of course I wasn't. 2 times in a row?!? REALLY?!?! This time I opted for medical management. I'm hoping everything went well with that but I have another appointment this weekend with my doctor.

My doctor and the nurses are wonderful but I can't get around feeling like that office is cursed for me(not the same office I had DD). I know this is not the case but I think I'm still in shock. The two things getting me through this pain is the smile on my DD's face every morning and my awesome boyfriend. I still can't help but feel defeated and wonder if I will ever be able to give her a brother or sister. Sorry for the somewhat long post...just needing to vent.



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