3 miscarriages

(8 Posts)
Motherof2now Sun 03-Feb-13 05:48:47

Vic1587...so sorry to hear of your loss, I DO know how you feel. First of all, let me say, do NOT give up. I am 46 now but, I got married when I was 24 when we tried to start our family, I had 3 miscarriages, all 3 happened early in each pregnancy, I believe it was betwen 9-12 weeks. Needless to say when I had my third one, my husband and I were even more devastated, and my doctor was very puzzled. I had NO trouble at all getting pregnant, but just kept losing them. We had chromosome tests done on both me and my husband, everything was good. My doctor sent me to a Fertility Specialist and had me tested for a Ludeal Phase Defect (a suggestion from a doctor friend of my doctor who was from England). They do a biopsy of the cervix at a certain time of your cycle. Sure enough, my results came back and that was my problem. SO, people that have that, have to take progesterone (a vaginal suppository every night at bedtime for 20 weeks) and this allows the pregnancy to continue. You can google Ludeal Phase Defect and also ask your doctor about it. To sum it up quickly, when you become pregnant, for the first 9-12 weeks, progesterone comes from outside your uterus, after that it comes from within the uterus, I didn't have enough progesterone to get me to that stage so I was losing them. I took progesterone for the first 20 weeks with my first pregnancy, my levels were right where they needed to be, had a wonderful pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, who just turned 18 : ) When I got pregnant with my second child (5 years later), I didn't go through any more testing but took progesterone again, and again, my levels were right where they were supposed to be. So, evidently if that is a problem, it must not go away. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who is 13 now. I had never heard of that but have shared my story with a lot of people, every chance I get and have had a few success stories in return so, maybe this is something you and your doctor can look into, this is only one cause of so many but it won't hurt to be tested for that. Good luck and I hope you have happy, healthy pregnancies ! : ))

Wingdingdong Wed 23-Jan-13 19:18:51

Sorry, confirmed missed mcs at 12w, one didn't complete till 16w. Always seems to be a multiple of 4 (or round months).

Wingdingdong Wed 23-Jan-13 19:16:11

Statistically the most common times for miscarriage are 8th week and 12th week. The reason is the stage of foetal development in each of those weeks - they're the big changes where things most often go wrong (can't remember exactly what, is it spine/neural and brain? Easily looked up...).

I've also had three miscarriages, one at 8w, two thought 'likely' at 8w but not confirmed until 16w. I was referred for testing - apparently just v unlucky though it turns out I do have PCOS. I have 2 DC, 3.5 & 11m. Those pregnancies were the ones I took vit-B complex and high dose vit-D. They were both threatened mcs but survived. I also had acupuncture from the day after the positive test - but not with the mc pregnancies. Who knows? Oddly since having DC2 I've been diagnosed as vit D deficient which has been associated with increased risk of mc. So maybe my hunch was right and my self-treatment made the difference.

Sorry you're going through this, hope you get answers.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Wed 23-Jan-13 19:08:16

Vic
I've lost three between 8-10 weeks and two at 5 weeks. I'm now seeing a recurrent specialist privately after having standard tests with my old local recurrent miscarriage specialist.
NHS specialist couldn't find a cause but the private consultant has tested for high natural killer cells I get the results in two weeks.
Some women who miscarry at around 8 weeks have high natural killer cells which causes your body to reject the foetus. The treatment is steroids. Of course there are lots of other causes so I wouldn't want you to think that's what is happening in your case but I would recommend that if you can, push to get tested for this.

Vic1587 Wed 23-Jan-13 18:58:01

Thanks ladies. I asked my gp for my clotting checking, he was unsure where the problem would like so he referred me to MC specialist unit. I can't see how it can be coincidence that its always the 8 week mark.
Lovely to hear some positive stories, I hope there's light at the end of the tunnel for me also
Xx

Geekster Wed 23-Jan-13 18:15:28

Sorry to hear about your losses. I had six early miscarriages, all around eight weeks, after I had six they told me to take 150mg aspirin a day, this was after further tests. As a result our DD was born in March last year. So might be worth asking about if they don't find any other reason. Especially as they told me that they often recommend it after recurrent miscarriage with no other obvious cause, and that was from st Mary's in London who are a special miscarriage clinic.

2kidsintow Tue 22-Jan-13 22:49:57

I've had 3 early miscarriages, and all the tests.
Lots (and lots) of blood drawn - at least 10 lots for me and another handful from my husband.

When we went for the results, we were told nothing was wrong and the fact that we were the one-in-100 that had 3 mcs was 'just one of those things - go away and try again'.

By then I'd read a book about the different causes of miscarriage and the treatments of some and I was glad to have no cause.

A few months later I got pregnant again. I had bleeding again and went for a scan. I was told that I was still pregnant with my now 11yo DD and the bleeding was her twin, who I'd lost early on.

I went on to have her sister with no fuss whatsoever.

Good luck. There are lots of happy endings out there for people like you.

Vic1587 Tue 22-Jan-13 22:44:04

Hi everyone, I recently lost my 3rd baby. All of which have been with in the 8th week. The last 2 I saw established heartbeats at both 6 & 8 weeks.
I have been referred to a specialist, but I'm eager to know more as to why the 8th week is a problem.

Has anyone else had this problem?
Much love to anyone who's suffered
Vicki x

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