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Recurring miscarriage any success stories to help keep positive??

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Koalabear23 Tue 07-Apr-20 20:16:06

Hi, I’ve just had my 4th miscarriage in a row at 12 weeks (others were 10weeks, 6 weeks and 6 weeks-no live births). I’m just Wondering if anyone has any success stories after this many losses to help keep me positive?? It’s so tough to keep trying! I took daily heparin with last one from RMC but doesn’t seem to have worked. Any success stories or advice would be so welcome!!!

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VenusStarr Wed 08-Apr-20 13:46:56

I'm so sorry @Koalabear23 ❤️ I had my third loss (no children) in February.

Have you had any recurrent miscarriage tests? Have they tested the baby? Someone I know is pregnant for the 5th time, all going well. Her last 2 losses were chromosomal and there was no blood issues like lupus or clotting disorders, just bad luck.

I was halfway through testing but it's all come to a standstill at the moment.

Sending lots of love xx 💜

Enidcat5 Wed 08-Apr-20 21:21:18

I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. I have a 10 month old DD after 5 recurrent miscarriages. I was under treatment of Epsom and St Helier recurrent miscarriage clinic, Dr Shehatas team. They are amazing. I was on a treatment plan that included hydroxychloroquine and prednisolone. I'm very happy to give details if you would like, just pm me. My losses were all around 7 weeks, but twice not picked up until 10 weeks (mmc). It's so hard flowers

Koalabear23 Wed 08-Apr-20 21:59:27

Thank you so much for your replies and I’m so sorry for your losses. It’s so good to hear that it can work out. I know I should keep trying but they are getting harder to recover from each time. The positive stories give me hope we’ll get our baby one day.

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Patchworksack Wed 08-Apr-20 22:03:20

I had four losses and then my DD. All NHS tests normal, foetus genetically normal. Lost them all at 9-10 weeks but when scanned they were faltering from week 6. I finally got answers from Prof Quenby in Coventry - high uNK cells - and success first time on her protocol (pred, progesterone, heparin). Don't give up.

moobar Wed 08-Apr-20 22:14:50

Hello OP

So sorry to hear you are going through this, it's horrendous.

Yes I can give one of those stories, albeit bittersweet.

I had six miscarriages and missed miscarriages and two failed rounds of IVF.

I was discharged from nhs clinics and private told me they would only proceed with donor.

I was referred to professor Siobhan quenby who was to see me when I next miscarried.

I took aspirin daily of my own decision and fell January eighteen. Dd was born in the autumn, full term by planned section.

The only other thing I did which may be here nor there was hair testing. It showed a high level of copper in my system and I took supplements recommended.

Whilst the positive is that I have Dd and she is just wonderful, my mental health has taken quite some battering. I suffered from post natal anxiety to a extreme level and still do. Even a cold or minor bump with Dd can send me sky high.

The pregnancy itself was stressful and anxious, I'm not sure I will ever fully recover.

Don't get me wrong she's the best thing in my life and always will be. But my god the effects of multiple miscarriage and loss on me have been far beyond what I ever thought.

Badgergirl123 Thu 09-Apr-20 23:26:16

Hello OP,

So sorry for your losses flowers

I had five first trimester missed miscarriages (at various stages) and a handful of chemical pregnancies before DD arrived. No problems found except for high uterine killer cells. Followed the protocol a previous poster described (prednisolone etc) three times and third time successful - no idea whether it was the drugs or we got lucky.

Good luck with it all

xx

LowerLoxleyAmbridge Thu 09-Apr-20 23:38:38

Sorry to hear of your losses.

I had 5 losses, one at 5 months, the others all 8-12 weeks. I had testing at the recurrent miscarriage clinic at St Thomas's.

It didn't come up with anything concrete but I was put on progesterone, aspirin and clexane. Largely as post mortem for the later loss found baby to have been viable so they queried if clots had disrupted blood supply.

My 6th pregnancy resulted in a healthy baby. I don't know if the drugs helped or not but I'm incredibly glad I kept going. It is so hard to keep soldiering on and knowingly put yourself in harms way again. It's incredibly brave of you to keep trying.

Asvan Thu 09-Apr-20 23:38:49

Hi OP

My sil has had 5 miscarriages, all at before 10 weeks. She decided to go down the IVF route and after one failed round, she is currently 20 weeks pregnant. Whilst it is the best news, she has understandably been a nervous wreck but she has had regular scans and everything seems fine.

Have you had any tests done? To see what the problem could be.

Rebelwithallthecause Thu 09-Apr-20 23:45:44

You could follow feathering the empty nest.
They’ve just announced good news after many problems over the past years.
It’s given me lots of comfort

Mctm123 Fri 10-Apr-20 07:54:00

@moobar would you mind me asking was your DD conceived naturally then and you just took supplements and aspirin? I’ve just had my third IVF miscarriage and won’t be doing IVF anymore but trying our best shot naturally again...we have conceived before this way and got a DS who’s 4 now but since then have struggled hence the IVF...we have male factor x

moobar Fri 10-Apr-20 08:01:21

@Mctm123 yes naturally.

IVF was not working and amh was low. Although I was falling every two years or so and miscarrying each time previous.

SugarSW7 Fri 10-Apr-20 17:53:50

I'm so sorry for your losses OP and everybody else as well. My heart goes out to you all.
I had five first trimester losses, no problems found, including on the baby they tested from the third loss. Aspirin didn't work for me, neither did progesterone.
Somehow, I gave birth to my DD last year, I'll never know why, but God, am I grateful.
Don't give up if you can keep going... I'm so hoping for you. xx

Koalabear23 Fri 10-Apr-20 22:15:18

It’s honestly so reassuring to hear from others that have been through or are going through. Thank you for sharing.
I guess we will start TTC again and see what happens. Sounds like some of it is bad luck. We’ve got some more tests to do when the current situation calms down, hopefully one day we will be one of the success stories, although you are so right the emotional impact of all this is pretty high.

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Wrinklesareenhancing Fri 10-Apr-20 22:21:05

I’ve had 4MC and have 2DD’s. All conceived naturally, but full dose progesterone for 12 weeks, heparin and aspirin throughout. Big bleed with DD1 at 6 weeks, but all good.

Good luck OP. It’s very stressful. Progesterone was the thing that made the difference for me.

JNlawyermum Sun 12-Apr-20 20:35:49

Dr Shehata of the miscarriage clinic was like a miracle worker to me and several friends who had suffered multiple miscarriages and each one of us for completely different reasons. If you google him there’s plenty of positive stories about his research and success.

Wireless77 Thu 07-May-20 16:21:31

@Enidcat5 and @JNlawyermum, can I ask if you miscarried under dr Shehata's care as well, or were your losses all before his treatment? Thank you!

JNlawyermum Thu 07-May-20 18:13:11

Hi there. I never miscarried again after his treatment and nor did my 2 friends as far as I know.

JNlawyermum Thu 07-May-20 18:14:22

Also happy to answer any questions if you PM me. I understand how horrible a time it is. X

Enidcat5 Sat 09-May-20 22:13:18

@Wireless77 I miscarried once on the treatment plan taking prednisolone aspirin progesterone plus the supplements but it was only 2 months in so they said its possible it hadn't had time to be effective yet. I then had hydroxychloroquine added to my treatment, after which my first pregnancy was my DD who's 11 months now. I'm on a group with many women treated by his clinic and his success rate is fantastic. Feel free to pm me. Apologies for any delays getting back to you, I have been struggling to get a chance to get on mumsnet with everything going on! But I'm very happy to help, I remember how awful it is and how desperately you just want to find a solution.

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