Repeated but not 'recurrent' mc

(28 Posts)
EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Sat 09-Jun-12 06:24:30

So, my history: 5-week complete mc, ds1 conceived 3 cycles later, 2 mc in consecutive cycles (1 incomplete -> D&C, one blighted ovum discovered by 'chance' -> D&C), ds2 conceived the 2nd cycle we felt brave enough to try after that, FF nearly 5 years, pg by (very happy) accident, should be about 8/9 weeks now, some odd, inconclusive scans this week, first hCG test normal but second showing the levels are not rising anywhere near enough. sad Am 35.

Anyone been through anything like this? Obv I am v v v lucky to get pregnant easily and have two children. But this is affecting me more than I thought it might. I think we were content to accept we'd 'just had bad luck' once we'd had ds2, but I feel like I want some answers now - getting pg has clarified for us that we do want a third child, but now we're left wondering how many more mc there will be.

Am also concerned re the risks of D&C/ERPC (not in the UK). I think the two I had prior to ds2 had a hand in placenta problems I experienced with him. But I am being pushed strongly not to wait - and because my hCG is high, my cervix closed etc., if I did wait it could realistically be a few weeks.

Any thoughts very welcome smile

Doomfinger Sat 16-Jun-12 00:37:59

Poppy, that sounds really promising! Too many doctors brush women off so it's always good to hear them taking it seriously.

jelly, I also lost a baby at that stage, I can't imagine losing two sad I'm glad that it was enough to get me investigated and not happen again. I don't have an IC but they've always monitored for it. Is it Clexane you inject? I hate them! My legs get sore so quickly that I run out of places to inject in. I found my section over hang was useful last time wink

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Tue 19-Jun-12 12:13:10

Just wanted to come back to this to update. Had last visit to the gynae today as far as the immediate medical side of things is concerned. Expect to receive cytogenetics results in a few weeks. Gynae does not want to refer me for clotting investigations until those are back, but says if she does have to refer I won't have to wait long for an appt.

Comforting and good-luck vibes to you all. thanks

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Fri 09-Nov-12 06:53:36

I wanted to update this.

Tests have revealed that I have Factor V Leiden, which has probably been responsible for the miscarriages. In the specialist's words, I've been lucky to have carried to term at all. In any further pregnancy I would have to inject heparin throughout.

We are currently deciding whether to try again and think we might give it a shot (no pun intended) next cycle.

Thank you all for your kind posts.

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