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    We have been blessed with three gorgeous bubs but have now had two miscarriages in a row. Our doctor only puts it down to 'chromosomal abnormalities'. It just seems odd that this can start happening all of a sudden and twice in a row. Have been looking to see other options and trying to see if they are viable possibilities. Had no morning sickness with the miscarriages but had quite bad morning sickness with our successful pregnancies. Have read that other possibilities could be hormones, ie. progesterone or immune system. What have people heard about these?

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    Firstly I am really sorry for your losses, i know from experience its very hard :-(

    I had a Miscarriage before I had DD and because it was an IVF pregnancy I was monitored closely by blood tests. Because of this, the reason I was given was my progesterone levels were too low to sustain a pregnancy.

    So the next IVF rounds I did I was on progesterone pesseries and it did the trick. I also see an amazing acupuncturist and that helps with progesterone and recurrent miscarriage. I also was diagnosed with a luteal phase defect, which means your temp doesn't stay up long enough after implantation so it's not long enough for implantation to complete properly.

    Hope this helps, maybe look into some of the above?

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    Thank you! I know my progesterone levels were too low to conceive our first child naturally so it may be a possibility. Have doctor's appt this afternoon so I will ask. Congrats on number 2 well on the way.

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    I'm so sorry for your losses. I hope that you can find the reasons why this might be happening and wish you every success in TTC.

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    Thank you for your advice. If I have no luck with our doctor this afternoon I might give our old specialist a call. I know the first time it took quite some months to get in though!

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    From what I have researched, 80% of the time chromosomes is the reason. Then luteal phase defect. xxxx

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    We are still in limbo as far as a D&C goes. Will ask if it's possible to get bubs tested.

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    Saw doctor. She thought testing of bubs a good idea but hospital reluctant as I'm not old enough and have not lost enough. It's a money thing - they should give us the option to pay for testing - will ask. Doctor also willing to check progesterone if we fall again which is reassuring.

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    Were you temping with these cycles to see what day you ovulated? From what I have heard low progesterone will cause af to start 8-11 days after ov.

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    If you are over 30 and have has 2 miscarriages in a row, it is considered recurrent miscarriage. Under 30 you need to have had 3. Id ask for a referral to a recurrent miscarriage specialist, who should order about 1/2 a L of blood tests. From memory, they took 15 tubes for mine. A good specialist will also order a laproscopy to check for endow, natural killer cells, certain bacterias that may live in uterus and inflamitory markers. A 24 hour urine test is also a must.

    In my experience, I unfortunately had to FIGHT for this. I saw 2 ob's who fobbed me off (one actually said wait till you have mc #3 then come back for some tests!). It was actually my new GP who said that as I was over 30 I should have been referred after mc #2, not #3.

    If your in melbourne, Lyn Buermeister (Melbourne IVF) is a godsend!

    Good luck

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