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    In response to the doctor - there are many women who have babies and then their bodies change and can no longer naturally carry a baby to term by themselves. How old are you may I ask? Anything under 35 generally means that they will make you waste your years, emotional and physical strength until running some pretty simple tests. Unfortunately we have a reactive medical approach in Australia instead of a proactive one. Costs the government a lot more to treat things reactively. I'm a firm believer in pre-pregnancy blood screening as an option.

    I was able to get some bloods done after our second loss but unfortunately the doctor didn't include all the tests as many are unknown due to their currency in the medical profession.

    And then again at the end of the day...the miscarriages could have just been an unfortunate happening as the baby developed. It's nice to rule out anything obvious though.

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    I'll be 28 in September. Still plenty of time and my son is still young so I'm not worried about a massive age gap, but yes it's very frustrating

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    Hi ladies, hope you don't mind me jumping in. I'm just experiencing my 2nd consecutive miscarriage this year & I'm wondering if ill be able to get some testing done? Or do I have to wait until i have a 3rd mc? I have already had one naturally conceived successful pregnancy and I'm nearly 35 in a couple of months.

    It seems silly that they say 3 or more. I don't want to go through this again if I can avoid it! I'm seeing hospital doctors Thursday & GP Friday so going to try & get a referral to a specialist for further testing.

    One other question, who should I be seeing to get the testing done? Is it done through an ivf clinic, gynecology, endocrine specialist etc. Any recommendations in Brisbane?

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    Hi, my had to wait for the third consecutive mc before they would test.... Also advised only small chance of actually finding anything.

    However I have heard of some ppl who did after the second, just testing is not bulk-billed, therefore need to be prepared to pay $$$!

    FYI... My genetic test results were all clear and we have decided to go down the IVF route now as I have PCOS about to turn 35, the three pregnancies were over 4 years of trying, once on clomid. My hope is that we have a better chance of a better quality of egg being fertilised IVF than a random potentially not so good one, which may be the trouble in the past.

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    Default Recurrent miscarriage question

    There is no way I am waiting for a third miscarriage to start testing. If your GP says no, find another!! Keep hunting until you find someone who will listen to you and who is willing to take you seriously. At the end of the day, you won't be taken seriously until you decide it's time you were taken seriously. Don't take no for an answer!
    Testing does not need to be pricey at all. I've been tested for 12 different things after a second miscarriage and I only had to pay for one which was the MTHFR gene and it only cost $60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    There is no way I am waiting for a third miscarriage to start testing. If your GP says no, find another!! Keep hunting until you find someone who will listen to you and who is willing to take you seriously. At the end of the day, you won't be taken seriously until you decide it's time you were taken seriously. Don't take no for an answer!
    Testing does not need to be pricey at all. I've been tested for 12 different things after a second miscarriage and I only had to pay for one which was the MTHFR gene and it only cost $60.
    Ill be telling them don't worry!

    Can you tell me does all the initial testing get done via my gp? Or do I need to go and see a reproductive specialist?

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    Also does anybody know if it's possible to get the mc products tested? I've collected what I'm sure is placental tissue & sac.

    If there is a way I can send this away to be tested somehow. I just don't know how I would go about this.

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    I had a late term loss (at 21 weeks) followed by 2 early misscarriages. From my understanding they will only do futher testing after 3 recurrent losses. My fs sent me for a tonne of bloods which I had to pay for I think it was like $120. I already knew I had PCOS and an autopsy from our stillborn daughter came back saying I had blood clots on the placenta. After the tests I was told I have a blood clotting disorder which is why I keep losing babies. It really does give me some relief to have an answer and I am now on asprin and will have to have clexane injections next pregnancy. On the other hand it makes me angry that I had to wait until I'd suffered this heartache 3 times before this was figured it out I cant help thinking If they had figured this out after my stilborn then I could potentially have a baby in my arms right now.... it really is a joke. I am so so sorry you are going through this. Sending you the biggest of hugs xx

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    Thanks @melimum
    I will give it my best shot, can't hurt to ask & then ask again.
    Hopefully you don't have to wait too long now to get your baby xo

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    Quote Originally Posted by melimum View Post
    I had a late term loss (at 21 weeks) followed by 2 early misscarriages. From my understanding they will only do futher testing after 3 recurrent losses. My fs sent me for a tonne of bloods which I had to pay for I think it was like $120. I already knew I had PCOS and an autopsy from our stillborn daughter came back saying I had blood clots on the placenta. After the tests I was told I have a blood clotting disorder which is why I keep losing babies. It really does give me some relief to have an answer and I am now on asprin and will have to have clexane injections next pregnancy. On the other hand it makes me angry that I had to wait until I'd suffered this heartache 3 times before this was figured it out I cant help thinking If they had figured this out after my stilborn then I could potentially have a baby in my arms right now.... it really is a joke. I am so so sorry you are going through this. Sending you the biggest of hugs xx
    Ours was similar - except our first loss was 19 weeks and I had an additional factor. Pre-pregnancy tests should be available. It was so frustrating. I keep on thinking about the "If only's" too.

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