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Recurrent silent miscarriage low ovarian reserve

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Bath2017 Tue 07-Nov-17 18:16:34

Hi, I'm new to this. Apologies if I've missed the threads on this. I'm 41, childless and have been trying to have a baby for 3 years. My husband is 33. I've had 4 miscarriages, all silent and died before 8 weeks.
I have low ovarian reserve so wondering whether I should keep trying? Does this mean that all my eggs are too poor?
I've had my blood checked and its fine, my womb is good. The fertility doctors say ivf wouldn't work for me as I can get pregnant without the help. So it's just keep trying and hoping. But its so hard, so upsetting, and constant heartache. No-one can say if all my eggs are not good enough, so I don't know if I keep trying this will keep happening. Is anyone else in a similar situation? Thank you x

SleepFreeZone Tue 07-Nov-17 18:21:36

While you are ovulating there is always a chance that you can conceive. Obviously your age counts against you but the fact that you can fall pregnant is a really positive thing.

I think most women in their forties would show low ovarian reserve. Doesn't mean you can't fall pregnant. IVF with your own eggs wouldn't work but donor eggs would so that might be worth looking into.

The only other suggestion I have is checking for things like killer cells just incase your body is rejecting the pregnancy for reasons other than a bad egg.

I'm 42 and have had four miscarriages and two healthy pregnancies. I recently lost a baby at 17 weeks due to a severe abnormality. I totally understand your desperation and I wish you all the luck in the world xxxx

ibentmywookie Tue 07-Nov-17 21:21:56

I’m very sorry for your losses, and wish you luck as well, but it may be worth considering donor eggs. My sister in law suffered many miscarriages until she finally carried a pregnancy to term aged 42 with a donor egg. Her doctor told her that her remaining eggs just weren’t good enough quality.

I was very lucky and managed to conceive aged 39, 40 and twice at 43, however only my second pregnancy resulted in a baby, and my most recent loss was due to trisomy 13. I would dearly love another child, but am weighing up the the cost to my mental and physical health of another loss as I suspect my eggs just aren’t up to it.

I hope it all turns out well for you, it is so tough.

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