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Old Jun 3rd, 2016, 03:57 AM   2131
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How is everyone doing? Gaia you must be nearly there now?

I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this board but just checking in to say we had all the tests back from the mc clinic and no obvious problems so we are officially unexplained! We had been messed about so much trying to get a referral (which should have been automatic but they lost the paperwork). We then decided to have a big holiday at Easter and I'm now trying traditional Chinese medicine since Western medicine has come up short! Currently in a 2 month wait to let my cycles respond to the treatment but hopefully we will be back dtd from July. Not sure if I am excited or scared!

Mini x
Hi Mini, good to hear from you! I often wonder how you're doing. How frustrating but good there's no obvious issues.

Keeping everything crossed the Chinese medicine works for you!

A friend of a friend struggled with fertility issues for a long time, and after a couple of failed IVF attempts she looked into a doctor who did some unique research. Ultimately their issue was that she had a really strong immune system I think.. and her body was treating her husbands sperm as something to be attacked so whenever she fell pregnant, it stood no chance as her body would just fight it. I'm not sure the exact details but the treatment (i think) involved injecting some of his blood into her so her body wouldn't class his cells and sperm as alien.. To cut a long story short, it did the trick and she fell pregnant.

I couldn't believe something like that could happen, but explains why they were having issues, with both him and her not having any obvious reasons for fertility concerns.

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Old Jun 4th, 2016, 17:07 PM   2132
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Hi Smawfl

Thanks for your reply and for wondering after me! When I went for all the tests at the recurrent miscarriage clinic they mention immunes as a possible issue but don't test as it's still really new science. I have been reading up on it as I am also now allergic to bees which is clearly an overactive immune system but to be honest the treatment is to mess with your immune system which I don't really want to do because I'd have to stop my bee venom treatment which is potentially life threatening!

I did ask a local private clinic about treatment for recurrent miscarriage but they would only work with me if we went down the ivf route as they would test the embryos before they but them back. Again I want to avoid ivf if we can as I know I can get pregnant naturally so don't want to put my bodh through the extra hormones etc to produce eggs. For now I'll see how the TCM goes, if nothing else the acupuncture is very relaxing!

How is everything with you?



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2016, 05:49 AM   2133
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Hi Smawfl

Thanks for your reply and for wondering after me! When I went for all the tests at the recurrent miscarriage clinic they mention immunes as a possible issue but don't test as it's still really new science. I have been reading up on it as I am also now allergic to bees which is clearly an overactive immune system but to be honest the treatment is to mess with your immune system which I don't really want to do because I'd have to stop my bee venom treatment which is potentially life threatening!

I did ask a local private clinic about treatment for recurrent miscarriage but they would only work with me if we went down the ivf route as they would test the embryos before they but them back. Again I want to avoid ivf if we can as I know I can get pregnant naturally so don't want to put my bodh through the extra hormones etc to produce eggs. For now I'll see how the TCM goes, if nothing else the acupuncture is very relaxing!

How is everything with you?

Hi Mini,

Sorry for the late reply, been on holiday and only just managed to catch up with emails and everything!

How scary about your bee allergy!

Can't understand how you find acupuncture relaxing! lol I had it once for a back issue I had and didn't enjoy it at all!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2016, 17:28 PM   2134
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I think it depends where they put the needles. I like the ones in the hands, they feel like having a massive splinter but the rest are ok. I even fell asleep last week!



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2016, 17:12 PM   2135
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Ok so take it back about the acupuncture! It depends entirely on the points. This week I got something to support ovulation and it was terrible! I was so relieved when she took the needles out! She said after I should have found it more invigorating!

Whatever she did seems to have worked though as I have had loads of EWCM since and desire to dtd which sounds daft but when you have been trying this long it sometimes feels like a chore when you are supposed to be doing it! (Sorry if tmi )

I'm under no illusion that this is the magic cure, even if I get pregnant I've got to stay pregnant but I feel a lot more relaxed about it than when we were trying last time with injections etc!



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2016, 13:39 PM   2136
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Here we go again . . . 4th time lucky? Got my bfp again last night. Now just got to see if the acupuncture can make it stick . . . Feels really odd. We aren't celebrating at all and I am over analysing every twinge to the point of making myself feel sick

Hopefully It will get better!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 09:48 AM   2137
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Well had my 20 week scan yesterday - no issues to report. Still half expecting something to go wrong but I think I probably need to get on and tell a few people now since I have officially popped so it's kind of obvious. Plus I need to invest in some maternity clothes since I only have 1 pair of jeans that fit and I can't wear them to work!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 12:36 PM   2138
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Well had my 20 week scan yesterday - no issues to report. Still half expecting something to go wrong but I think I probably need to get on and tell a few people now since I have officially popped so it's kind of obvious. Plus I need to invest in some maternity clothes since I only have 1 pair of jeans that fit and I can't wear them to work!
Congratulations! So pleased for you Mini! Really sorry I think I missed your last post!
How are you feeling?



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 02:50 AM   2139
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