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    Default Recurrent miscarriage - is there hope?

    Hi,

    I've had 2 miscarriages, 1st at 10.5 weeks and the 2nd a year later at 6 weeks. I don't know the reason for either of these and hope to get some tests done to understand why this is happening. I have PCOS and have been on Metformin both times I conceived. The first time I was asked to discontinue Metformin and I thought this is what led to the mc but the second time around I continued taking Metformin and I miscarried even earlier.

    I haven't had a successful birth yet and at this point cannot even explain how far fetched a dream it feels like. I'm just so angry at everybody and everything.

    Did you ever have a successful pregnancy after recurrent miscarriages?
    What did you do differently?
    Were you able to find out the reason for the losses?
    What tests did you have done if any?
    Did you do anything to improve egg quality?

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    I went through recurrent miscarriages after we'd already had a couple of children.
    There is hope - we ended up with a successful pregnancy and a bouncing baby.
    PCOS and egg quality got blamed at first for the mc as they hadn't done adequate testing. However, it is a good idea to be on clomid anyway to improve egg quality.
    My problem was an immune system thing called antinuclear antibodies but they also found that I had a blood clotting issue along the way.
    I would recommend full bloods for everything just to make sure as it is very draining emotionally, physically and on your relationship to keep on going through.

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    Thank you @Little Ted. It's nice to know that there is hope.
    You are right about it being a drain in more ways than one.

    I'm about to meet a FS next week and hopefully get all necessary bloods done to rule out other factors. I don't have any trouble ovulating, just that it's a bit later in the cycle around 18-25 lately. I thought Clomid was for ovulation induction, didn't know abt its role in improving egg quality. However, I will ask the FS about it if quality is the problem.

    Did you feel better and more assured of your pregnancy after you sought out the reasons and treatment?
    My most recent pregnancy was so stressful because of anxiety and helplessness over what could happen.

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    There are lots of mums on here that have had 3+ miscarriages in a row and then got lucky. Often with no explanation - hopefully some of them see this and can give you some encouraging advice xx

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    To date I've had 8 m/c. Still not 100% sure why. I had 7 before I had my DD and then 1 before I had my DS.
    After being told I'd never carry a baby to term, as clearly I had no issue getting pregnant only staying that way, the doctor couldn't really help much (or wouldn't?). I was referred to a FS after the third. He did no tests or anything, just told me to take folic acid qhen I started TTC and then when I got pregnant.
    Both my bubs are accidents. First one was after I went to see a new Dr so FOB and I could start testing to work out what level of PHI we needed and the second was just after FOB and I seperated the second time.

    I won't do the sh1tty thing and tell you to relax, or it'll happen when it's meant to or any of that, because it may not and if you suspect you might have any fertility problems beyond PCOS, I recommend you seeing a dr to get the ball rolling ASAP. I just wanted to let you know you aren't alone and there is hope.

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    OP I know your despair! I had 3 mc-first one was at 10w, after ttc for 13 months got preg a second time only to be told at 10w1 that there was no hb. I got preg the cycle after that one but mc at 6w. 2 cycles later I got preg and went on to have my first take home Bub. I'm currently preg again (17w) and got preg without getting AF after I had my baby! The only difference for me is baby aspirin. I was due to see a fertility specialist and was 7w when I did and he put me straight on it saying they don't know why but it does help some women-for me it has definitely once and fingers crossed a second time. The other thing I think that helped is that sense of relief when I made the appt with the fs-that my possible fertility issues were now his.

    I hope this helps and I wish you all the best OP xx

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    I too have had multiple recurring mc: 5 in total with a ruptured ectopic thrown in there for good measure. After being put on aspirin I then had 2 successful pregnancies, and have 2.5yo DD and 6mo DD. After taking over 2 years to successfully continue a pregnancy after 6 weeks, I then fell pregnant the first month we tried for our 2nd child.
    I had bloods which didn't show any abnormalities, as well as a histoscopy which didn't show any abnormalities; my gyno suggested trying aspirin as there are other clotting disorders that don't show up in the tests.
    There is hope, keep pushing for more tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuky View Post
    Thank you @Little Ted. It's nice to know that there is hope.
    You are right about it being a drain in more ways than one.

    I'm about to meet a FS next week and hopefully get all necessary bloods done to rule out other factors. I don't have any trouble ovulating, just that it's a bit later in the cycle around 18-25 lately. I thought Clomid was for ovulation induction, didn't know abt its role in improving egg quality. However, I will ask the FS about it if quality is the problem.

    Did you feel better and more assured of your pregnancy after you sought out the reasons and treatment?
    My most recent pregnancy was so stressful because of anxiety and helplessness over what could happen.
    Glad to hear that things are moving along for you.

    I did feel anxious still throughout my pregnancy as I knew it could end at any time due to my diagnosis, but I felt much better once there was a plan that was more than "We'll just see how this one goes". Was on clexane and probably should have been on steroids as well as I had some large bleeds still. I also went private and my ob was only a phone call away whereas I could never get through to the public and they never called me back after I'd left several messages. I lost at least one baby that could have been saved if they'd returned my call or been proactive. I really should make a complaint so that they aren't so complacent.
    If they had found nothing to be the issue and I'd lost our last pregnancy also then that would have been it for us but we did have children already for which I was very thankful for and was prepared to stop. I think I would have always felt defeated but it was doing so much damage along the way and we're still trying to get back to where we were emotionally, physically, in our marriage and financially as I also had to put off going back to work a lot longer.
    Many doctors will quote "1 in 4 end in mc and it's probably just chromosomal", and well, yes, sometimes bad things just happen but in my opinion if it can be prevented then it's worth finding out as it's the many babies' lives and yours at stake and if you have a job or other family that are relying on you then that tends to all be negatively affected also.
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    Hi cuky I have a 5 yr old dd who was a surprise baby. When she turned 2 back in 2012 we began ttc no.2. Took me 11 mths to fall preg thanks to PCOS, I was also taking metaformin when i concieved her. Unfortunatly at 21 i was induced due to lack of fluids and she was born sleeping. Since then I've had 2 misscarriages with all 3 losses I was told it was just a random thing and there was no reason for it. After I finally saw a fs and got a tonne of bloods taken for testing i was told I have a blood clotting condition which is the reason for.all my losses. I definitely feel better having a cause and a plan of action for next pregnancy but it is hard to se the light at the end of the tunnel I'm still hoping i get to bring a baby home.

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    Thanks so much for sharing your stories with me - @Little Ted, @Chillies, @Jennaisme, @melimum, @missy26. It definitely gives me hope.

    I hope the blood test results don't take too long. I cannot wait to address whatever issues are there. I've read somewhere that the bloods take forever, is that true?

    I agree with you @Little Ted, in my most recent pregnancy I went to the ER as soon as I started bleeding and an U/S the next morning confirmed that the pregnancy was still there (a gestational sac was seen) but I was simply told to go back and return after 2 weeks and that they couldn't do much..and the usual... "1..in every 5.." or "we'll wait it out.. and let nature takes it's course and see what happens in 2 weeks.. if it's meant to happen it will ..blah blah" needless to say I bled more in the coming days and lost the bub..

    Their attitude is what I dislike above everything else - they are in the medical profession and cannot act like they can do nothing, at least try dammit! Try aspirin, try progesterone.. try something! It's like going to a doctor with a complaint for fever or flu and them saying.. "go home and wait it out.. you may be fine in 2 weeks or not..come back then"..
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