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    Just gonna bump in the hopes of hearing from others who have been in similar situations.

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    I'll come back and reply after I put my toddler to bed!

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    Hi onelove, I am really sorry for your losses.

    I have had two missed miscarriages, both detected at the NT scan, first one at 12 weeks with the baby measuring 11 and the second at 13 weeks with the baby measuring 11. Both times I had no signs that anything was wrong and suffered morning sickness, sore breasts etc. After our first loss we were given the explanation that many pregnancies end in miscarriage and that there is no reason it would happen again. After the second loss they were pretty much saying the same thing but because of a medical bungle at the hospital we wrote a letter to the chief of hospital basically begging for testing to be done on the fetus. Anyway they did send the baby off for testing and found nothing to be wrong - they also found that it was a baby girl. At this point I had done allot of my own research and had actually thought that it was due to a blood clotting disorder. When we were given our results the dr referred us to the recurrent miscarriage clinic - we can only assume we didn't have to wait until our third loss because of the mistake they had made and what we had been through (a big long story). Anyway off we went and were given the speel that many women don't find out what is wrong but that the clinic can offer allot of testing and close monitoring during our next pregnancy. We went and got the results and I do in fact have Factor V Leiden which is an inherited blood clotting disorder and can cause blood clots in the placenta which is probably why our babies passed away at 11 weeks when the placenta was trying to take over.

    I am now almost 8 weeks pregnant with our third pregnancy in 2 years and so far so good. I am on daily clexane injections, baby asprin, mega folate, natal vitamins and fish oil as well as some herbs that my accupuncturist has recommended.

    I have my fingers crossed that this will be our take home baby.

    When I had my losses I actually brought a book over the internet and it has all these tables and causes of miscarriage and it helped me to self diagnose my blood clotting disorder.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avoiding-Mis...5582556&sr=8-2

    Good luck, it is so unfair to experience one loss, let alone 2. I hope you get some answers.

    xxoo

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    Hi one love I am really sorry to hear of your two losses. Having a miscarriage is so devastating.

    I like you had two miscarriages last year at around the 5-6 week mark. I also have a DD who is nearly 2. I had bleeding with her in early pregnancy too. My body doesn't seem to like being pregnant. I also seem to get sick a lot when pregnant tonsillitis, the shingles, cold sores, etc...

    Anyway, after the second miscarriage I decided to have it investigated and sort out a fertility specialist. he was a couple of hundred to see and he did extensive testing mainly blood tests plus a genetic test which cost ($800) And we got a fair bit back from medicare but only cause I had reached the safety net. The conclusion most tests came back fine except a bit low in Vitamin D, iron. So I went to see an acupuncturist that a friend of mine had used. My fs decided to put me on progesterone gel from the day I found I was pregnant.

    The acupuncturist was good but expensive. $80 a session my PHI gives me back $25 per time. Then there's the herbs she put me on Chinese herbs, iron, vitamin D and fish oil. (extra cost) I had to go weekly until UTD and then weekly until 12 weeks. I will be 11 weeks this Friday and everything is going well. We've seen the heart beat and no bleeding so far...

    Anyway I have raved on enough. Good luck it is hard to stay strong. I hope you get a sticky bubba soon. PM me if you want more details.

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    Angelbubswithwings - Thank you for sharing your story - though I'm so sorry to hear you have been through there terrible experience of miscarriage too.

    Thank goodness you've now got the assistance of the clinic - good on you for insisting. Hope whatever mistakes the hospital made weren't too much on top of what you were already dealing with. If I have a 3rd miscarriage (God fobid!!!) I will go to the hospital instead of having a natural miscarriage at home so that they can do testing. I can imagine it would help to know that there is now something you can actively do to help the little one you are carrying now along. I bet it doesn't stop the worry altogether though.

    I've done some reading but really have no inclination as to what might be the issue for me. I have a 5 yr old son already but he is no my partners biological son. It is worrying. I might try and get my hands on the book you suggested - thanks!

    Good luck with this little bub - hope he/she is safely in your arms soon

    Hi Mummylip, my condolences for the loss you have experienced.

    I'm so glad you've been able to access some services that have helped you get to 11 weeks now! Congratulations - you must be feeling good about getting this far! and yet I'm sure the worry won't easy completely until your little one is in your arms.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and the cost of the Fert. specialist and acupuncturist. I'm afraid at this stage it might be out of are financial means (read - Dp wont fork out right now when the doc says things could be absolutely fine next time and that if it did happen again we would be dealt with for recurrent miscarriage publicly anyway) Dp has questioned and thought about the possible need for assistance if we continue to experience loss - so at least he's thinking about the possibility.

    I definitely will be looking into it if we need to in the future though - so it's good to know what you've experienced. Wishing you all the best for this pregnancy - let us know how things go

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    Hi onelove, my ds is not my husbands biological child either.

    If you would like to read my story you can at www.withoutpeanut.com and under reader stories and Lisa xx

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    Hello

    I had two healthy preganancies and then i had two miscarriages in a row. After the second miscariage they did a number of tests and my ob told me to never get pregnant again cause I will not keep it. I was diagnosed with blood clotting ANA.

    Well I am now seeing a different OB and I am now 38 weeks pregnant.

    I saw a different OB and took baby aspirin a tablet a day (cartia) which you can buy over the counter. I also asked to be placed on clexane which was 40mg a day needle from the detection of heart beat til about 34 weeks. I was advised it does not harm the baby and I have a had a healthy pregnancy so far with no scares.

    I can tell you it was scary everytime I had a ultrasound done thinking the worse.

    They do not know if I had it with my first two pregnancies or if I just developed it.

    I highly recommend taking baby aspirin and the clexane injections. It worked for me

    Good Luck

    Rebecca

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    Thanks Angelbubswithwings, will have a look

    Hi Rebecca - Thanks for sharing your experiences - thank goodness you gave your original OB the flick!!

    I originally thought it couldn't be a blood clotting issues because I've had one successful pregnancy already.... but now hearing that both yourself and Angelbubswithwings discovered blood clotting to be the issue, and you both also already have children, perhaps this is possible cause for me too. How far along were you with your 2 losses?

    I'm having blood testing this month with will include a test for blood clotting disorder - so we'll see! What are clexane injections?

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    I'm on clexane as well 40mg. It's a blood thinner and in my case stops blood clots forming in the placenta which stops the baby being nourished. I was born with it and there is no real answer as to why I had no issues with my son.

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    Hello

    I had a ultrasound at 9 weeks and everything was fine but when I went for my nuchal scan it showed that it stopped growing at 9 weeks and 2 days.


    I believe that because you miscarriage around 8 week mark their is a possibility you have that as well. I would highly encourage the clexane and aspirin it sure has made a difference in this pregnancy.

    I had 17 tubes of blood tests for all different things and the only thing they found was that I had ANA blood clotting.

    The worst thing is you are going to be scared throughout your pregnancy like my self. If you wish to talk or ask any questions I am more than happy to help.

    My new OB wanted to take me off the clexane at 16 weeks as she said the placenta is usually right around then but I asked her was it causing me any harm or the baby harm and she said no so I insisted it til 34 weeks. I also took baby aspirin a month before trying to conceive. Apparently I am on that until I deliver.

    Good Luck


 

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