Idea? *m/c, pg and child mentioned

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Registered: 04-05-2010
Idea? *m/c, pg and child mentioned
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Fri, 10-29-2010 - 9:51am

Hi I'm Geneva. I was on this board a few months ago, mostly lurking. I'm 23 and I have one son and have had three m/cs. I'm starting to get really fed up with doctors,

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 10:13am

Hi, Geneva. I am so sorry you have been having such a hard time staying pregnant. I wish I had some magical answers for you as to why you keep m/c but I don’t. I would like those answers myself. I had two losses back to back and they told me the same thing; that they were likely chromasomally abnormal and there was nothing we could do about it but to keep trying. I am terrified of another loss but I am terrified that I won’t ever get pregnant again either. We have been trying for almost five years. Got pg twice only to lose them both. For me, whether or not to keep trying is no question. I have said this on the board before but I feel like if I give up now, it would be like waiting on hold for an hour only to get mad and hang up. If I’m gonna wait on hold for an hour, I’m holding on till someone picks up ya know what I mean?

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Registered: 01-26-2010
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 11:29am

First off, Geneva, I am sorry for the losses you've experienced and all the turmoil you feel inside over the possibility of m/c another baby.

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Registered: 03-21-2007
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 12:06pm

Geneva,

I am so sorry for your losses.

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Registered: 05-12-2008
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 3:23pm

Hi Geneva, so sorry for your losses.

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Registered: 12-30-2006
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 5:08pm

Oh, you're here! I just invited you to come over from the Breastmilk v Formula board.

--Wendy
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Registered: 02-19-2007
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 5:44pm

Sorry for your losses.

I have also had 3 mc/s, mine in the last 17m. Unfortunately Im almost 37.

I think our odds are high of having another successful pregnancy given your age. I dont think your fertility is declining as you are getting pregnant. Believe me when I say I know I hate that line. I have had almost everything tested & everything is fine. My RE said Im pretty sure you'll have another successful pregnancy its just a matter of when. Then I had another miscarriage that month.

It sucks, there is no other way around it. I feel beaten up, but Im not ready to stop as I do want another child.

Have you had any blood workups? Your Dr cant honestly say your losses were chromosomal though if it was early or hcgs arent rising its probably a good sign something wasn't right. All of my losses have been early.

*mindy*
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Registered: 08-16-2007
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 9:52pm

Geneva, it doesnt sound like you and your doctor have done any significant testing to solve or rule out problems. Some of the common problems that contribute to miscarriages are thyroid issues, hormone or vitamin deficiencies, and blood clotting disorders, as well as physical uterine abnormalities. I would look into those things, if you can.

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Registered: 04-05-2010
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 2:37pm

Thanks so much to all of you for replying! I'm feeling a little better after my doctor's appointment yesterday. Apparently my doctor's comments lost a little in translation as they were passed to me from nurse to nurse to voicemail. She wants to do some testing after all. We tested my thyroid, and it came up as normal, and I was a little disappointed. I would really love for a quick fix. My thyroid level was .78. The normal range is from .5-5.0. So it sounds like I'm definitely on the lower end, but not problematic. The next step is to wait four weeks until my hcg levels are down, and then test for a blood clotting disorder and check my uterus for abnormalities. After that, things will get really bad, so (no irony intended) I'm hoping for an easily correctible uterine abnormality. It seems unlikely that I have a clotting disorder, but my doctor wants to check anyway.

This four week wait seems so much worse than my normal two week wait! But I'm so glad to be doing something, because if there was nothing I could do, I just don't know if I'd want to try anymore. I hope everything goes well for all of you, too. Good luck with the TTC!

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