If you are entitled to the tests on the NHS it's worth having them. In about 50% of cases they don't find a reason, but it's worth ruling out the things which can be treated (e.g. thryoid problems, the autoimmune clotting problems etc) before trying again. I would hate to think there was something simple I could have been doing to prevent this happening again and again. I would talk to the doctor about it at your follow up. I think maybe the nurse was speaking out of turn, but hopefully you can get some clarification.
Thanks for responding Bakintins. Yes they are carrying out tests however they did say these may prove to be inconclusive. I will definitely follow up with the doctor again when I meet with him as to be honest what the nurse has told me has scared me! I am grateful I now know I have a SC but am so scared to try again
Hi fleur I'm so sorry you lost your baby. As far as I know losses due to a cervical abnormality would cause premature labour, not a missed miscarriage. Are you having any tests carried out on the baby to see if there was a chromosome problem? I'd speak to the doctor again for clarity since you've been told different things. If it was a cervix problem then you could have a stitch in a future pregnancy to prevent it opening, but it doesn't really sound likely.
Hi I am new here but have just had a missed MC. I only found out at 16 weeks (my first scan). I has lost the baby around 12/13 weeks but my body was still thinking i was pregnant. I opted for a d&c which was performed yesterday. Afterwards the nurse who was present during the procedure said I has a SC and this caused the cervix to open and cause the miscarriage. However when I spoke with the consultant performing the surgery he said although I had a SC my cervix was still closed (hence the missed miscarriage) and it was likely to be caused by chromosome abnormalities. I am now confused why I was told 2 different things??
Also this was my first pregnancy and I am so scared to try again if my SC means I can miscarry. i have tried to search the web for more information and I have found lots regarding incompetent cervix - is this the same thing? Sorry for all the questions but I meet with my consultant in a couple of weeks and I want to understand - has anyone got any positive SC stories where they carried a baby full term?