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Registered: 03-20-2009
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Tue, 03-31-2009 - 10:40pm

Hi everyone,

I have been visiting this site for a few months now. Somehow I find comfort and hope in reading the postings.
I’m 42 and ttc #2. I have a wonderful almost 5y girl. I had two miscarriage last year, July 08 & December 08 both at about 12 weeks. Both were caused by chromosome problems.
We are ready to start trying again.
We visit a Fertility doctor the past month to explore our options. They found that my fsh was 11 in day 3 of my period and 21 after the clomid challenge. He recommended donor eggs.
We got pregnant in the second try the first time and the first try the second time. We are read to start trying in April; but I’m very scared of another miscarriage.
Any advice? Anyone with similar experiences?

Hope to hear from you,

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Registered: 05-28-2008
In reply to: diegobrianna
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 11:58am

Hi there, glad you decided to start posting. Welcome. My name is Lynda and i just turned 44. I have also had two miscarriages, one last august and one a month ago. My dr. told me that as long as i ovulate, it is possible to have a healthy baby. She says it's all in how much you can take. we need the golden egg!!

i have recently started acupuncture, to improve overall balance and health to my body. the woman i am going to told me that she had another patient with a very similar situation (m/c's) and she had success with using acupuncture to improve the blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thus resulting in a viable pregnancy. so that is what i am trying it. I, like you, don't seem to have trouble getting pregnant. It's keeping the pregnancy. I also have progesterone suppositories sitting in my refridge, in case i'm lucky enough to get pregnant again. if you have low progesterone, you will have problems sustaining a pregnancy.
lastly i am using dhea. you can find lots of info on this board about it. but it is supposed to improve quality of eggs. here's to hoping it works!!

there are lots more women on here that can offer other suggestions. I wish you much luck in trying again!!! HUGS
Lynda



 

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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: diegobrianna
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 1:07pm
Welcome to the board, we are happy to have you here.

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Registered: 11-18-2007
In reply to: diegobrianna
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 7:00pm
Welcome to the board! What makes you think the MCs were chromosomal, did you have testing on the fetus?? If so what were the results?? The likleyhood of 3 chromosomal issues in a row is low so hopefully the next PG will stick! Like PP stated if your progesterone failed to maintain a level high enough to maintain PG until the placenta takes over the job this too can result in a MC. The other issue can be an undiagnosedclotting issue and this too can be tested for with blood. Good Luck with future BFPs!!

KIM

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Registered: 07-10-2008
In reply to: diegobrianna
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 10:06pm
Welcome to the board!

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Registered: 08-17-2007
In reply to: diegobrianna
Wed, 04-01-2009 - 10:19pm
Welcome! I am so sorry for your losses -- many of us here (myself included) have had m/cs. Here's hoping for a BFP and sticky bean for you soon.

Susan CB






Susan CB

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Registered: 08-22-2008
In reply to: diegobrianna
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 5:58pm

Welcome! I can understand your fear of m/c. I have had 3 also. The last one was real tough since I was 14 wks and everything seemed to be humming along perfectly with lots of morning sickness and a great u/s @ 6 wks with a 150 heart beat. Then wham! A very bloody and painful and scary M/C out of the blue. This was Oct '08. I have had some time to really digest the situation and I am expecting that if I should be blessed with another PG I will probably be on pins and needles too. Esp since my m/c was so out of no where for me. And the baby was found to not have abnormalities.

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Registered: 03-05-2008
In reply to: diegobrianna
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 6:11pm
Welcome and best wishes to you for a BFP.

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Registered: 03-20-2009
In reply to: diegobrianna
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 7:41pm

Hi Lynda,

Sorry for your losses. I know how hard it is.
My first one was at 8 weeks; however I found out at 11 weeks when I went for a CVS. The second one was at 13 weeks. I had a D&C both times; I did not have symptoms of miscarriage either time.
I’m ready to try again, very nervous but exited at the same time.
I also heard positive things about DHEA, so, yesterday I got a bottle and started to take 25 mg. in the morning and night. Hope it works.
At what point do you check for progesterone levels? Should I get pregnant first?

Good luck to you too!!

I will keep you posted, please do the same,

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Registered: 03-20-2009
In reply to: diegobrianna
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 7:43pm
Thank you!
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Registered: 03-20-2009
In reply to: diegobrianna
Thu, 04-02-2009 - 7:49pm

Hi Kim,

I hope you are right, and the next time the pregnancy will be successful. It is so good to hear positive feedback.
They both were positive for T21
My doctor never even mentioned progesterone, but you know sometimes they do not check everything. I will look more into it.
Thanks,

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