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5/19/13 2:01 P

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I am so sorry for your losses. Please do not lose hope though. I have a daughter now after 3 angel babies.

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5/7/13 1:30 P

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Nope. I will get one early ultrasound, around 6-8 weeks. No more unfortunately.
If I lived in another region of the country, I might have gotten a lot more help. It's complicated. Of course, I could always lie about having some bleeding and go to the ER to have an emergency scan, but that is both dishonest and stressful.

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5/2/13 3:23 P

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The fertility clinic won't monitor you in this way? That's who monitored me--the fertility center we started going to before we got pregnant...

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5/2/13 3:10 P

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Thanks for your support. I really mean it!

You are right, I feel like it will never ever work out for me.

I wish I could get close monitoring with weekly ultrasounds, but that's not going to happen over here. I'm still researching private options to give me ultrasounds. Frequent early ultrasounds are proven to be effective against repeat miscarriage! And still I can't get it. There are simply too many women on too few Dr:s.

Only 2 weeks before our first meeting with the fertility clinic! Hopefully we can get some (treatable) answers.

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4/30/13 2:07 P

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I can certainly understand your frustration and waning hope, to a certain extent. I know that I would be feeling the exact same thing, if I were in your shoes right now.

Try and remember though--there are a ton of tests they can still do and loads more meds you could possibly try. Also, I don't know how widely used or successful progesterone "cream" is. They also have a pill, injection and suppository. Was your cream a topical cream? Additionally, was your last pregnancy closely tracked? This pregnancy was the first time that I was tracked literally WEEKLY--by ultrasound and blood work--from week 4 through week 8. I also had an US prior to getting pregnant so they could monitor the lining of my uterus--which is VITAL for implantation. My prior MCs, afterall, could have been a result of a uterine lining that was not thick enough or was too thick.

Do you have clinics or fertility centers where you are that offer this close monitoring, throughout your cycle and in the early stages of pregnancy? That is where you can start to get real answers, if something else is wrong.

In any case, I pray that you are not abandoning all hope. Yes, the chances go down with losses over 2, but that doesn't mean that anything is impossible. I certainly hope that your doctors are doing their job in giving you hope. Afterall, had I not (been lucky enough to) try the combination of all the meds I was on this last go-round, who knows--I could have also lost a third and it would have "appeared" as though I also had less hope or chance of carrying to term. I think it's all a matter of perspective, at this point.

I wish you the best of luck. Please--don't give up.

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4/30/13 1:46 P

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Thanks for your support.
I was already on progesterone cream and baby aspririn in my last pregnancy. It still ended in a loss at 8 wks.

I'm glad you both are pregnant now and found something fixable.

Statistically though, my chances are much lower now after 3 losses, than they are for anyone who "only" had 2. I wish I could have had the testing done after 2 losses, but the universal healthcare system here would not allow it. So I feel like I have been wasting my time for over 6 months now, since loss nr 2.

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4/25/13 1:04 P

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HAUSHINKA1 - So sorry to hear about your losses!! I know it's so hard :( I had an early MC last June and then had a missed MC in August at week 10 when baby only measured 6w... followed by D&C. I know how hard that process is. My doctor is great and offered the testing for me too. It took about 2 weeks to get my results and when I did they found out I needed more folic acid (so I'm on 4MG a day), I needed progesterone (which I didn't start early enough the 2nd pregnancy, so like giger I started it DPO 3), and I found out I'm a carried for Factor V Leiden which is a blood clotting disorder and have been on Lovenox since I got pregnant in February. A specialist recently decided to take me off the Lovenox because he said I'm not high risk enough, and I just had my first progesterone free day yesterday because I'm officially second trimesting for the first time ever!! So, please don't give up hope!! And I hope that your tests give you answers. I know it's weird to hope for something to be wrong... I've been there too... but it gives you a plan. Did your doctor test progesterone levels last time? My doctor kept telling me that the good news is that I could do the part that was harder to fix... I could make a baby... so that was a good sign. And that the rest could be fixed... so rest assured that they will figure it out! Good luck to you! Sending you hugs!

Lisa :)

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4/25/13 12:38 P

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Hi there. Let me first say that I'm very sorry to hear of your losses. After 2 losses in the last yr and a half, I opted to go to a fertility center in my town. They tested me for EVVVVERYTHING. They found a couple of "possibilities" that they ended up treating me for. One was for a copy of a gene mutation that can cause clotting disorders (A1298C) and possible PCOS. My thyroid levels were normal, but because of my own personal (as well as family) history w/ thyroid disease, I requested a low dosage thyroid med. I also was put on progesterone 3 DPO (to support a healthy uterine lining) and on HCG injections after my pregnancy was confirmed to support the pregnancy. So, at one point, I was taking Metformin (PCOS), HCG, progesterone, Synthroid (thyroid med), Lovenox and baby aspirin (blood thinners). I don't know if it was a placebo effect or if one (or a combination of) these meds did the trick, but I am now almost 19 wks pregnant after my first 2 pregnancies resulted in early losses. Right now, I'm just left taking the baby aspirin, Lovenox and thyroid med (and of course my prenatal.)

I wanted to come on here to show you a story of real hope. That after multiple losses--there is still hope and there are still loads of options for how you can handle your particular situation.

I'm sure your doctor will be willing to get you on the road to a healthy pregnancy and I wish you all the best!

Please let me know if you have further questions. There is another friend of mine from this team that had a similar experience as I did and was on some of the same meds (but not all) and she is now almost 14 weeks pregnant.

SO much hope for you! I know you'll get there very soon:)))

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4/24/13 2:55 P

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Thanks!
I guess I am the only one who had repeated losses then? emoticon

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4/23/13 1:54 P

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I haven't gone through the testing, but wanted to send you a emoticon

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4/20/13 1:53 P

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As I now have had 3 miscarriages and no live births, we have gotten a referral to repeat pregnancy loss testing. I have had 9 vials of blood drawn, but I haven't had the meeting to get the results yet.

Has anyone else gone through RPL testing? Did they find anything? Was it treatable, not treatable? And what happened after it?
Has anyone gone on to have a succesful pregnancy after many losses?

Looking for somebody elses experience. I feel completely hopeless. I'm willing to try once more, but I've read that even if nothing is found in the tests, the risk next time is around 50%. So it feels like my chance to *ever* become a mother is 50% now...

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