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Sobriquet

Recurrent miscarriage

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Sobriquet

So, now we have miscarriage no. 3 (at 7 weeks) in 2 years.

They think the first one (at 13 weeks) was what kicked of the immune response that caused my diabetes... we tried for over a year after that with no luck, but once we found out about the diabetes, i got pregnant literally the same week, (m/c at 8 weeks) but i have now been lumped in the 'recurrent miscarriage' basket, and have basically been told to just keep trying and hope that one sticks at some point.

I am 40 years old, I don't have forever to mess around with 'trying and hoping'.

 

We have had chromosomal tests done, which showed nothing special - my gyn is a fertility specialist, who maintains that he has looked after hundreds of diabetic pregnancies, but he has suggested nothing in the way of vitamins, additional tests, supplements whatever... nothing in fact, except impregnate, rinse, repeat.

 

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has been here, or knows something.

I can accept it if this old body is just not going to get there - but i would like to save myself the heartache of being trapped in this cycle...

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jwags

I am so sorry. Our 3rd child was full term but born stillborn. Doctors had no explanation and there were no abnormalities. I just wanted an answer. But I did get pregnant again and had 3 more babies in the next 6 years. My last was born at 39.

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Sobriquet

jwags, i'm sorry to hear that you went through that - in that sense i am lucky it has always been early on.

Glad that you went on to wonderful things!

I would just love to know if there is anything i should be suggesting ot my doc, or just doing on my own - like baby aspirin, or ... anything really.

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jwags

I think the scariest thing about getting pregnant again was the thought it could happen again. I was nervous about everything I ate or did. I do think it is out of our control, though. The son that was born a year after my little angel died got married and gave me a grandson last year. His picture is my avatar. My DIL was a high risk pregnancy too since she had thyroid problems. At one point they told her that my grandson was going to be born with Spina Bifida. But he was born perfect and he is the most active 14 month old I have ever seen. I think you just have to trust in God. You can ask your doctor what you can do.  My doctor at the time when I asked why it happened he told me that every live birth is a miracle and so many other things can go wrong.

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Elizabeth_

I'm so sorry, Sobriquet. I don't have any helpful advice, but my heart is with you. I do know several moms who had a few miscarriages before having successful pregnancies. In their cases it was just try and try again. 

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Kit

So, now we have miscarriage no. 3 (at 7 weeks) in 2 years.

They think the first one (at 13 weeks) was what kicked of the immune response that caused my diabetes... we tried for over a year after that with no luck, but once we found out about the diabetes, i got pregnant literally the same week, (m/c at 8 weeks) but i have now been lumped in the 'recurrent miscarriage' basket, and have basically been told to just keep trying and hope that one sticks at some point.

I am 40 years old, I don't have forever to mess around with 'trying and hoping'.

 

We have had chromosomal tests done, which showed nothing special - my gyn is a fertility specialist, who maintains that he has looked after hundreds of diabetic pregnancies, but he has suggested nothing in the way of vitamins, additional tests, supplements whatever... nothing in fact, except impregnate, rinse, repeat.

 

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has been here, or knows something.

I can accept it if this old body is just not going to get there - but i would like to save myself the heartache of being trapped in this cycle...

 

She was younger, but my mom has three miscarriages before she had me and I was fine.  :)

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