Just after a bit of advice for my sister....

Discussion in 'Miscarriage Support' started by lisa9999, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. lisa9999

    lisa9999 Well-Known Member

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    My sister has had 2 miscarriages in 12 months :(

    I think she caught her gp on a good day as he agreed to refer her (I think its normally after 3?)
    So anyway she has been to see a gyno, and had lots of blood tests done. They have all come back clear.
    She has been adviced now to take aspirin, double folic acid, fish oil, and she is to go to her early preg unit as soon as she gets a positive, so they can check her hormone levels etc.
    I just wondered if anyone had any advice, any positive experiences etc?

    She is unsure how to take the results - I think she would have almost preferred to know what the problem is so they can fix it, does that make sense?

    Hugs to all going through this too x
    x
     
  2. LeeC

    LeeC Mum to Morgan & 13 angels

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    Hi Lisa

    Nice to connect with you and sorry to hear about your sister.

    I have had a very similar experience.
    I have had 5 m/c's 3 of them in the last 12 months, I have no children and am 37 (38 this year).
    I had tests which also came back clear, they do not test for everything if it was NHS tests she had, they usually test for chromosomal and sticky blood. I know I didn't get tested for low progesterone, NK cells, as this is not standard.

    I had a BFP over 2 weeks ago and started spotting and cramping again, terrified I was going through m/c number 6, I have been taking aspirin 100mg and also progesterone 400mg pessary daily from my positive and am hoping that this one is going to stick, I was at the EPAS unit on Friday and need to go back on Tuesday to see if they can then confirm if this pregnancy is viable.

    Although I would suggest that your sister speaks with her gp or EPAS unit it may be worthwhile trying aspirin 75mg (available at chemists) daily and also daily progesterone (prescription only), I know lots of women with a history of recurrent m/c do take these as a just in case measure, as I believe the risk to baby is none. I have spoken to my specialist about this who advised me that this was the case.

    It may be that this was just extremely bad luck on your sisters part, as ordinarily recurrent m/c is classified as 3 or more m/c's, however the gp sounds helpful, so I def think it is worth her discussing the options with them.

    It is lovely that you are being so supportive to your sister and are looking for information to help her, I know alot of us just feel so lonely going through this grieving process.

    I hope everything works out and am sending hugs and sticky baby dust xxx.
     
  3. lisa9999

    lisa9999 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lee.
    Yes, I think she is on aspirin, and when she next gets a positive, one of the things they have mentioned is extra hormones, which I think you are referring to.

    Wishing you lots of luck and sticky vibes - I'll check back on on you after Tue if thats ok, and hopefully all will be fine x
     

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