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I'm pregnant for the 4th time in a year

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paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 10:46:38

I haven't taken a test yet ( My period isn't due till tues) but my boobs say I am. I on't feel excited though. I don't want to lose this one to. Feel very unhappy

lissie Thu 05-Jul-07 10:50:14

i hope you are and this one sticks, i know how tough it is and will be thinking of you.

Charlee Thu 05-Jul-07 10:51:31

Oh paula i know how this feels, lets hope this is 'the one'.

Good Luck xxxx

Mumpbump Thu 05-Jul-07 10:52:01

Paula - I know exactly how you feel. With this pg, I was absolutely bricking myself about whether or not I was pg; desperately wanting to be, but petrified of the prospect of another m/c. So far (27 weeks now) so good, so I'm starting to relax.

Have you seen anyone about the previous m/c and are you on any treatment to help with this pg?

Come and find us on the pg after m/c thread - there are (sadly) lots of us there who know exactly how you are feeling...


paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 10:53:49


They said they wouldn't look into it until I had another miscarriage.

lissie Thu 05-Jul-07 11:05:35

that makes me so angry. they said the same to me after my 3rd mc. i kicked up a fuss and asked the (male) doc how many times he'd been pg and mc'd. then went home and researched secondary infertility. took it all back in and he referred me

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:07:14

What do you mean secondary infertility?

Mumpbump Thu 05-Jul-07 11:09:29

You should definitely push to be referred. My doctor said after 2 that if I had another one, she would definitely refer me. All the info says that you are referred after 3, so I don't understand why your doctor won't. Complain to the practice manager, get the referral and then find a new doctor!!

lissie Thu 05-Jul-07 11:10:54

its where you have dc(s) but have had probs getting/staying pg after.

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:11:14

so is it an early pregnancy clinic I should be refered to?

lissie Thu 05-Jul-07 11:12:08

mumpbump's right.

HelenLoveJoyOfSpringfield Thu 05-Jul-07 11:12:10


My dh's cousin had 3 m/c & was referred. She had a course of injections when she fell pg the 4th time & had a successful pregnancy.

Have you been in touch with any specialists or consultants yet, or is it all just through your GP?

VictorVictoria Thu 05-Jul-07 11:13:00

Paula: you need a referral to a recurrent miscarriage clinic. The most famous one is at St MAry's Paddington in London but there are others. Where do you live?
(also - if you don't mind me asking - how old are you? there is prob more urgency the older you are - I speak as a m/c sufferer and someone who is 39 next week.......)

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:16:11

I live in Belfast and I am 31. Should I go see my doctor now or wait till Tues? I will try to be more pushy. I have been very angry that they have refused to investigate. Its not fair thwat People should have to go through so many before they'll check.

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:16:56

What sort of injections?

VictorVictoria Thu 05-Jul-07 11:19:23

The good news is you are relatively young. But I would push very very hard to get a referral. Really make a fuss. The standard is mostly a referral after 3 consecutive m/c. There are lots and lots of tests they can do to rule out all sorts of things. also (sorry TMI) if you are under a clinic and miscarry again they are much more likely to be able to tell why

HelenLoveJoyOfSpringfield Thu 05-Jul-07 11:20:04

I'm not sure Paula, but I will ask her the next time I see her.

I think it was becuase she & her dh blood groups couldn't be mixed [far more complicated than that but someone else might know what I mean].. we never went into details but I know if I ask her she will tell me.

Aren't there any specialists in The Royal or The City?

I know my SIL is considering IVF & the consultant has told her the best specialist in fertility is at The Royal & she would have to travel there every day for a blood test...

lissie Thu 05-Jul-07 11:20:10

agree totally. in my case i had uterine group B strep which went undetected. the infection gets into your uterus through prolonged contractions and i'd been in labour for nearly 4 days it can cause early mc's according to a leading us obgyn. they also put my bladder too low down during my cs. oddly as soon as i mentioned negligence i was referred. you should see your doc on mon/tues, wait til you have a bfp and cause a fuss. you need early scans and extra monitoring

Mumpbump Thu 05-Jul-07 11:23:45

Some people have difficulty with clotting in pg and take heparin injections to prevent it from happening, but there are other drugs as well that people take in pg, so it just depends on what they think is causing the m/c. I would say the fact that you are pg should give some urgency to you being referred as losing this pg as well might be entirely avoidable if it is something which can be easily dealt with by medication...

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:24:07

I'll wait till tues theask to be refered to the Royal, any idea of the specialist name? I hadn't heard of a miscarriage clinic there. Thank you all so much. I think I would feel better if I could be more pro-active instead of just sitting around waiting for the bleeding and cramps to start.

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:25:01

They always made it sound like if it was going to happen it would happen and there was nothing else I could do

lissie Thu 05-Jul-07 11:25:50

get some low dose asprin (75mg) and take it. does no harm and may help.

Mumpbump Thu 05-Jul-07 11:25:50

The blood type thing is that if the mother has the rare blood group (is it A negative? I'm not sure), but the baby has a different blood group from the father, it can cause problems if there is any transfer across the placenta. One of the girls in my antenatal group was like this and had to have injections.

paulaplumpbottom Thu 05-Jul-07 11:28:21

I'll take some asprin then.Is that to help with the clotting? My DH and I have the same blood type.

expatinscotland Thu 05-Jul-07 11:31:49

But your period is still due 5 days away, right?

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