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Secondary miscarriage? HAs anyone had a successfil 1st pregnancy then a recurrent miscarriage problem?

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VictorVictoria · 27/04/2007 08:44

I have just had my second miscarriage in 6 months. Have DS 22 months who was my first pregnancy. Lost one in December at c6 weeks, just lost one at 5 weeks. HAs anyone else developed a recuurent problem AFTER a successful pregnancy or is it probably just age related (am nearly 39...)?

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prettybird · 27/04/2007 09:01

I had two miscarriages after ds. Both were "missed" misacarriages - the frist disciovered at 12 weeks, foetus onyl showed 7-8 weeks (but could have happened later and started to collapse and therefore whowed "younger"), ther second disccivered at 7 weeks, only showed 5 (that was was twins, and I had been on clomid).

Had ds at 39, the two miscarriages were at 42 and 44 respectively.

I put it down to age unfortuantely - althugh I have read somewhere that some women develop antobidies after having sons, which means that subesquent "girl" conceptions fail.

VictorVictoria · 27/04/2007 09:06

Thanks prettybird. The irony of all this is that I have had svere PCOS in the past and always throught cobnception would be my problem. Now it seems that with the right drugs conception isn 't too much of an issue but hanging onto them is.......

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mumto3girls · 27/04/2007 09:08

i had two dd's and then had 4 mcs before having dd3. Since having her I'vehad another mc...i'm only 36

VictorVictoria · 27/04/2007 09:12

THanks for that. I'm choosing to believe at the moment that its just age/dodgy egg related/bad luck but given my age I am a not entirly sure whether I should be this sanguine and whether I should have some tests just to check if there is another problem? But I am pretty sure it would be unlikely to develop a problem after a successful pregnancy. Not sure......

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mumto3girls · 27/04/2007 09:18

i think perhaps age is something to do with it...i guess all my eggs are as old as me...

good luck, just keep trying!

mamatres · 27/04/2007 09:21

my df had a sccuessful first pregnancy followed by 3 or 4 miscarriages then another successful pregnancy. her second daughter was born last week. she was slightly younger but it may give you some hope. hth

rosealbie · 27/04/2007 09:33

A friend of mine suffered 3 miscarriages after her having her ds before going on to have a dd. I know she had lots of reflexology and thinks this helped her.

VictorVictoria · 27/04/2007 09:33

THat's really interesting about the reflexology. I have been having it once a week for the alst 6 months and I think it has certainly helped me conceive

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rosealbie · 27/04/2007 09:35

just wanted to say good luck and carry on with the reflexology!

TenaLady · 27/04/2007 09:39

I had miscarriage at age of 21. Couldnt conceive there after and had IVF treatment which was unsuccesful with my first marriage.

At age 40 still unable to concieve and tried IVF again and was successful with ds now (5).

Had further IVF two years ago and miscarried triplets!

So after one natural pregnancy which miscarried I was unable to get pregnant naturally, bizarrre!

TenaLady · 27/04/2007 09:42

I say do whatever it takes to relax you but I have to say that I tried every trick in the book and it didnt help me. I have just had to accept that this is it.

On the brighter side, accepting this has made me happier as there isnt always this cloud of will I be pregnant and the inevitable let down every month.

Try but enjoy what you have. Good luck

lucykate · 27/04/2007 09:54

yes i did. i did have bleeding etc with dd, but when we decided to try for no.2, i got pg straight away but lost that one at 11 weeks, then again 3 months later, lost that at 7 weeks. have since had ds.

i was told that loosing one happens quite often, two is classed as a coincidence, but if you loose 3 in a row, they would investigate.

similar thing happened to my friend and her gp advised her to take a low dose asprin every day as if your blood is prone to clotting, this can cause implanting problems and early miscarriages. maybe worth mentioning to your gp?

TenaLady · 27/04/2007 10:07

Sorry, just laughing to myself, I had forgotten that the 'tried everything in the book' included consulting a witch doctor whilst in the Gambia! Now that's desperate!

VictorVictoria · 27/04/2007 10:11

The greatest irony (and huge comfort) about all this is that I happen to be under Lesley Regan (the recurrent miscarriage expert) althoughb I am under her NOT for miscarriage but because of my PCOS. She continues to believe that conception (I am on Metformin which seems to be helping me ovulate) not miscarriage is my problem and that two is certainly a coincidence and a product of my age rather tha anything else. But I think I'll talk to her about the aspirin.

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Mumpbump · 27/04/2007 10:13

I think recurrent is defined as 3 consecutive m/c, but I had ds in Feb 06 and then m/c in Sept. and Nov. 06. I am now pg (17 weeks) and can feel the baby move so reasonably optimistic that this one will be okay. It certainly happens and people go on to have successful pgs so hopefully you will be one of them!!

eemie · 27/04/2007 10:32

Don't take aspirin without consulting Lesley Regan first. It's not right for everyone, only those with antiphospholipid antibodies, and you don't start taking it until your pregnancy is established.

Good luck with the next pregnancy

Hayls · 27/04/2007 10:51

I'm 28, had dd in Jan 2004 then mc in Oct 06 and March 07 (both around 6 weeks )so I'm in a similar boat to you . Am seeing gynaecologist next week about whole situation- had pain on and off following 2nd mc and still not totally gone- so will hopefully have some answers then. We're planning to ttc as soon as we can after that so fingers crossed.
Hope you get what you want.

Jossiejump · 27/04/2007 19:53

I have 2 x DS (aged 6 & 3), then in the past year have had 3 m/c (one at 6 wekd at mmc at 10 weeks (baby died at 8) and a very early m/c at 5 weeks) had blood tests after the first two and a possible blood clotting prob was identified (but would have been with me in my first two pgs), have been prescribed a blood thinning injection to take from the moment I get pg (wouyldn't have worked with the last m/c as it was so early it really was "just one of those things" and was destined to fail.
Am now 9.5 weeks pg, saw the baby a couple of days ago on a scan and am trying not to get too hopeful (as saw hb on scan at 8 weeks with second m/c), but this is the furthest a baby has got in the past year at least. (fingers crossed)
Hope this helps
Good luck

andlittlelambmakesfour · 27/04/2007 20:09

I had PCOS with my first (pregnancy seemed to cure it) and then conceived dd2 and dd3 without any periods in between (just "breastfeeding gaps"). Three years later I had an eight week mc and 3 years after that a seven week one. (I wasn't TTC all that time but doing a MA!) I now have a 20 month old whom I conceived aged 36. GPs and Early Pregnancy Unit were totally unconcerned and just told me to get on with it. Hope that might cheer you up a little. Hugs

mountaingirl · 30/04/2007 17:26

I had a mc then ds1 then miscarried twice at 9 weeks then saw a homeopath had hair analysis done and took vitamins, had dd1 then had 2 early mc's then had suprise ds2! I was 39 when I had ds2.

KezzaG · 30/04/2007 17:30

I had ds then 2 mc, one missed. I was lucky enough to be investigated and it was just bad luck and nothing sinister. I am now 19 wekes pg again and have everything crossed.

Isnt there some stat that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in mc, so its bound to work out that some people will have a couple and others none as itis just random.

Best of luck next time round.

JodieG1 · 30/04/2007 17:31

I had dd and then had 4 miscarriages. Had ds1 then another miscarriage and finally just had ds2. I have pcos which was the only reason found for the miscarriages. I was referred to a specialist but I was a few weeks pregnant with ds1 by the time I saw him. It was good though as he reassured me by offering early scans and keeping a close eye on me.

alittlebitshy · 19/06/2007 18:57

just resurrecting this cos i'm having my 2nd m/c in 3 months (march and today) - after having had a totally normal, (unplanned) pregnancy with dd. I'm now scared that it's going to keep on happening..... I'm not even 28 yet so it can't be age with me

evenhope · 20/06/2007 13:22

I had 2 missed m/c 6 months apart (Aug 2005 and Feb/March 2006) but then conceived again in June 2006 and now have a healthy 3 month old DD. I was 43 when I had her.

My other kids are 21, 19, 17 and 15. I had a very early m/c (5-6 weeks) immediately before and after my 15 yo.

imopop · 09/08/2007 19:52

I had a healthy baby in 2003-thankfully. Since then I have had six miscarrages. My last one being a missed miscarrage at 9 and half weeks. I had to have an erpc which I am still bleeding. I was taking heparin and aspirin for clotting problem. I am going to see prof.regan in 4 weeks. Is there anyone who has had similar experiences. My friends/husband have been great but I feel very alone.

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