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    Default IVF success after multiple mc?

    Hi ladies,

    Well here I am I guess. DH and I are going through our third mc in six months, and OB has referred us to an IVF specialist (Dr Bowen in Sydney if anyone knows him?) and suggested ICSI as the way forward for us to get our take home baby.

    Wondering if anyone has a success story to share about a successful IVF pregnancy after multiple miscarriages? I could use a bit of hope right now.

    TIA.

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    Mark Bowen is the Medical Director there & he transferred my daughter who was Frozen Embryo…she is now 20 months old. He is fantastic & you could not be in better hands.

    I had two miscarriages in a row & after trying for 6 months with no luck my doctor referred me to him…at the time i was upset that they would send me to IVF when I wanted a fertility specialist….but I came to understand that IVF is one of the next logical steps in getting pregnant when its not happening on your own.

    Mark was really good, we did genetic testing first to rule out any specific issues (just a blood test) then we discussed those results - no real issues there. Then we got started pretty much soon after that & our first attempt gave us 4 embryos. We transferred one, that was a chemical pregnancy (didn't take properly & if i wasn't being monitored i probably would not have known i was pregnant at all). Second transfer was a frozen embryo & what do you know…..it worked….& now I have a beautiful daughter. I even thought about naming her after him if it was a boy...

    I now have a son named Marcus as well, he happened "naturally" when my daughter was 6 months old so they are 14 months apart.

    Good luck & remember that you will get what you want in the end & it IS well worth the journey.


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    Thank you so much, that's exactly what I needed to hear. I am seeing him in early April. Congratulations on your two darlings

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    Of course you should be feeling hope now that you've been referred to the appropriate specialist for a medical issue.

    Your FS will try to figure out why you're miscarrying frequently and/or how to stop it from happening again. There are many known reasons for recurrent miscarriage and many appropriate treatments available.
    Based on the limited history in your post you probably won't need ICSI. Regular IVF should be fine. You've not indicated a sperm motility or morphology issue, as you've achieved conception and commenced implantation a few times now.
    Most clinics boast a 90-95% success rate within 3 egg collections, so although it's not guaranteed success you're now continuing on the right path.
    Good luck.
    Last edited by felicita; 28-02-2012 at 22:21. Reason: meant to say "motility or morphology", not "motility or mobility"

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    Thank you felicita.

    We've had a bunch of testing already. Mine have all been clear apart from cardiolipin antibodies, but I have been jabbing from 4w each pregnancy so it's not that.

    DH's sperm morphology was really bad, my OB thinks that may have something to do with it. His trial wash indicated ICSI which is why we've been talking about it. I guess there are a number of tests we have still to do, but at least we're on the way.

    Thanks for the messages

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    I'm in the unexplained recurrent miscarriages group, after extensive testing we have no idea why, we've put it down to bad DNAs on three occasions and still don't know why I lost one at almost 15 weeks. I changed to a FS who threw everything he knows at me, just to cover all bases, aspirin, clexane, prednisolone, I also used antibiotics and Feldene prior to embryo transfer, and increased luteal phase support with progesterone pessaries and oral progesterone. With the current pregnancy I was monitored very closely, I was having scans weekly until about 12 weeks, and more scans around the 15 week mark, and obs put me on bedrest up to week 20 due to bleeding. I'm still on progesterone pessary to prevent premature effacement of the cervix.
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    Thanks Frostysmum. Best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy.


 

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