recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby pixie323 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 06:54 pm

I'm sorry to hear that it maybe happening again. I had two m/c after my daughter (who was born at 24wks due to PE/HELLP). I couldn't believe that it was happening to me again!! So much loss.

I have no underlying conditions for the difficulties, except for high ANA. But my specialist suggested that I start baby aspirin as soon as I found out I was pregnant next time and it seemed to work. He then put my on lovenox as soon as a heartbeat was detected (approx 6wks).

I still have problems with pregnancies, but at least I've got one baby now and a second will be arriving at 33wks tomorrow via c-section.

Good Luck!!
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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby frumiousb » Tue Feb 23, 2010 00:48 am

I wanted to add, Jules, that although it may not feel that way, 2 miscarriages can be normal-- just bad luck. Generally they want to do the more serious testing after three concurrent miscarriages. I'm not sure how old you are.

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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby jules2 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:57 am

Thanks for the sympathy and suggestions. Cheryl - I am so sorry you really have been through so much even since Sophie's death.

I guess I am just feeling incredibly low now, maybe even worse than when I delivered Alice and I still had some hope there might be another time; there really seems little point carrying on like this, in fact I really can't go through any more.

I realise I don't even particularly want another pregnancy - there is just too much anxiety and uncertainty in that - I just want Alice back. Of course, we all want that. I am now 38 which is also why I think I may have reached the end of the road. I know that two m/c is not that rare, but PE stillbirth followed by 2 m/c is. And I know my age doesn't help and substantially increases the m/c risk anyway. Not sure where to go from here, but thanks again for all your support xx

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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby frumiousb » Tue Feb 23, 2010 03:50 pm

I understand. Ping me if you ever want to talk or I can help with information. I'm not around the boards so much, but you can find me at cgilbert at xs4all.nl.

Thanks.

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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby jamilyn » Wed Feb 24, 2010 07:26 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Have you got tested for pre-existing conditions? I have a blood clotting disorder and was told because of it I am prone to miscarriage and can have a hard time carrying a baby. I actually got my tubes tied in my c-section when I delivered my son 3 months ago stillborn. Best of luck I hope you can find a Perinatalogist who can give you some answers.
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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby jules2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 01:55 pm

Thanks everyone again. I've been tested fairly extensively and don't seem to have any underlying disorders, not even high blood pressure (except for very mild kidney disease - which my docs don't really consider "sufficient" to explain my rather extreme problems).

Sometimes there are no answers ... which is very hard to accept ... just feeling very low x
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Re : recurrent miscarriage after stillbirth

Postby alexa5 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 02:22 pm

I am sorry-- that is such a bummer, and so hard! I know when I had a miscarriage in my first pregnancy they said they normally only test for things that might be issues after 2 or 3 losses since miscarriage can be fairly common. My second pregnancy was successful, though I did get pre-e, but my baby made it through--so I haven't had that testing to know what all it checks for.

Not sure if this helps, but someone I know suffered many losses before having her now 1 year old, and she is pregnant again, and though she has had some scares, she is still hanging in there on this pregnancy.
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