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    Default What to do after 2 miscarriages?!

    Advice and experience needed for those who have had more than one miscarriage.
    I'm 99% sure I'm in the middle of my second one this year. I have an almost 2 y.o ds.
    What do I do next? Do I just keep trying? Or should I be seeking some answers?
    We didn't have too much trouble falling pregnant, the last 2 just haven't stuck.
    Last miscarriage I was told to wait 1 or 2 cycles to start trying. I did this and fell straight away. Can I start trying as soon as my miscarriage is over this time? Or am I best to wait a few cycles and try and sort some testing or something out?
    I have been ok mentally with these miscarriages but am not too sure how I'd go with a third.

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    I've only had 1 miscarriage but I sought advice afterwards. We have a lot of trouble falling pregnant though. I think it's a good idea to check in with you OB/Gynecologist just so they know you've had 2. They might want to keep an eye on your hormone levels next time you fall pregnant to see if you need progesterone support or something along those lines.

    Fingers crossed the next one sticks for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I've only had 1 miscarriage but I sought advice afterwards. We have a lot of trouble falling pregnant though. I think it's a good idea to check in with you OB/Gynecologist just so they know you've had 2. They might want to keep an eye on your hormone levels next time you fall pregnant to see if you need progesterone support or something along those lines.

    Fingers crossed the next one sticks for you.
    Thanks Cue. I hope so too. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I wonder if I should wait a big and try and lose some weight too, but time isn't really on my side as I don't want a huge gap between one and two.
    I have an app booked with my OB for when I am meant to be 11 weeks so I think I'll keep that and have a chat to her, I didn't do that after last time, just went to my GP.

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    On the whole, they tend to wait until you have three miscarriages before investigating. However if you have two very similar miscarriages (eg. same gestation, both missed/natural etc) they may investigate sooner as there may be a clue to a problem causing them.

    Both of mine were very different so my OB was confident it was just bad luck x2. My first was a missed miscarriage soI they could test the baby after the D&C which showed nothing concerning. Thankfully it was third time lucky to get DS.

    Sorry for your losses. Hopefully your take home baby#2 is not far away.

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    Thanks Stretched. I think I'm around the same gestation again, and I think it's following along the same path (I have a terrible memory even though the last was only January).
    I really hope our next will be ok. It's makes me upset to think this could continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Em9 View Post
    Thanks Stretched. I think I'm around the same gestation again, and I think it's following along the same path (I have a terrible memory even though the last was only January).
    I really hope our next will be ok. It's makes me upset to think this could continue.
    I would definitely keep the OB appointment then and see if she recommends testing for autoimmune/thyroid issues, clotting disorders etc. Best of luck!

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    Default What to do after 2 miscarriages?!

    Sorry you are going through another miscarriage, it's so heartbreaking when you long for another baby. Like stretched said, they usually like to wait for you to have 3 m/c before they investigate. I would keep your appointment with your OB just so you can go over it.

    As for waiting, each OB/Doc has different opinions. We had 3 consecutive m/c between DD1&DD2, my OB was happy for us to keep trying. DD2 was conceived straight away. My friend had a m/c at the same time and told to wait one full cycle.

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    We had 2 m/c's (1 missed m/c, other blighted ovum) between #3 and #4. The doctor's couldn't understand why it was happening after 3 kids, no previous issues. They weren't going to test, but because I was so distraught about the whole situation, I was referred to a specialist.

    Upon testing, he found that I had 2 blood disorders that basically cancel anything foreign in my body out (i.e. a pregnancy). We were told we were extremely fortunate to have the children we already with no help or issues, and we would be very lucky to have anymore.

    We did eventually have our 4th blessing.

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    I'm just waiting on my second lot of bloods to confirm this afternoon.
    I've been thinking about it, it's another month until my OB app.
    If I have to have 3 miscarriages for them to test anything then maybe getting pg straight away isn't a bad thing. I hope with all of my heart that the pregnancy would continue, but if not at least they can do something? Instead of waiting a few cycles to try and then have another miscarriage?
    It's just so frustrating. I was naive in thinking that because I had the one, I would be fine this time around, apparently not.
    I knew how blessed I am to have my Ds but this has made me even more appreciative.

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    I have to wait until tomorrow to get blood results. The doctor was on,y at work for the morning so the receptionist couldn't give me results.

    Anyone else had any experience in this?!


 

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