(Closed) Journey of TTC After Miscarriage Part 7

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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MiJeS1104:  I just closed the old thread. Thanks for starting a new thread, the old one was over 800 posts! I’m not roll calling, but I’m sending tons of love and sticky baby thoughts to all the ladies in this thread.

In less than 2 years I’ve had 6 chemical pregnancies and 1 miscarriage and D&C (genetic testing after the miscarriage showed it was a normal embryo). I have gone through tons of RPL testing, so if anyone has any questions just send me a message. I hope we can all graduate to the mamas board very soon!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I roll called on the last thread, but I’ll roll call again

Roll call:

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): Technically I’m still in MC cycle

MC History: MC’d at 12 weeks on January 2nd. This was my first pregnancy.

Issues (if any): It has been 15 weeks since my MC and my hCG still isn’t down to 0. I got my first period Monday, but based on blood draws, my doctor wants to do a D&C and an internal exam of my uterus while he is in there. He says I either have a molar pregnancy, left over placental tissue that won’t let go, or I had twins. One confirmed in my uterus and one the doctors didn’t know about in my tube. Which is still making my body produce hCG. I go in next Thursday for surgery. 16 weeks post MC.

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): Just trying to get the point where I can try again. Once my hCG is back at 0, I’ll be taking prenatals and tracking CM.

Link to chart: N/A. The only thing I’m charting right now is hCG levels. haha

What are your biggest challenges right now? Waiting. I’ve been dealing with my MC for longer than I was pregnant. It’s just a constant reminder. I’m a little worried that it is a molar pregnancy. Which would mean it’s cancer. But it would be very treatable. I’m much more worried about infertility than my own mortality.

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: I know it sounds dumb, but right now I’m really looking forward to the surgery. It’ll be nice to finally have some answers. If it is cancer, if it is left over tissue, if I also had an ectopic, at least I’ll have a path forward. I’m hoping it’s just some left over tissue and the D&C will resolve it.

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow, my roll call was a whole lot of weird symbols. Will have to roll call when I have a computer in front of me.

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Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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MiJeS1104:  Thanks for starting the new thread! 

Roll call

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): I’m on my 3rd TTC cycle since my MC 

MC History:  I went in to my doctors because of some bleedingin my fifth week.  She had me do a third HCG which indicated that my levels were not rising at the expected level.  I MC’d the following Monday, a day shy of 6 weeks.  

Issues (if any):  None that I’m aware of.  

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc):  This cycle I’m taking a ton of supplements like usual.  Besides my prenatal I’m taking baby aspirin,  Vit C, Vit B6, Vit E, CoQ10 (I just bought a higher dosage!), Evening Primrose, Garlic, Royal Jelly, Maca Root, and I’m going to start Fish Oils.  I plan on using Preseed during FW and to BD as much as posible during and just before my FW.  I’m trying to eat better and work out more, which includes trying to cut down on refined sugars.  I also started acupuncture last week, and I plan on going weekly for at least a few months.  

Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/auggiefrog 

What are your biggest challenges right now?  Being healthy.  I really want to, but it’s hard.  I just bought a small bag of Godvia Truffles at Target and cut into them pretty bad on the way home.  

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes:  Right now I’m just trying to keep myself busy in order to keep myself from getting depressed about having to go through TTC all over again.  I’m entering my 9th TTC cycle, and I just feel like I’ll never be pregnant or a mother.  I work with children, and it’s so hard seeing parents my age or younger picking up their kids, and wanting what they have so bad.  

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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MiJeS1104:  That’s a great drop for a week!  FX it continues to drop quickly so you can start to move on.  

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MechEBee:  I’m glad you got the surgery scheduled.  At least afterwards you will have answers.  

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Roll call:

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): We are an IF & IVF couple, so I don’t get regular cycles to try again. Currently in second FET cycle since our last miscarriage in October 2014.<br />

MC History: My first loss was last year in August. I was 11 weeks pregnant, and had seen the heartbeat several times, baby growing well. (This was off a FET IVF cycle back in June.) At our 11 week appt, there was no heartbeat. D&C showed a baby boy with Trisomy 21/Down Syndrome. We had genetic karyotyping and miscarriage tests and all came back normal. We lost our second pregnancy (also off a FET cycle in October) at 5.5 weeks, too early to know why. Haven’t been able to fall pregnant again since then. 🙁

Issues (if any): PCOS, Annov cycles, Male Factor, but everything else normal.

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): Trying to keep plugging away with IVF. Hopefully transferring our last frozen embryo on Monday next week, all going well. Heavy duty progesterone support.

Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/mrsjaguar

What are your biggest challenges right now? Getting a SHOT at being pregnant. It breaks my heart that we can’t even have a try every month. This is our last batch of frozen embyros. We’ll have to stim again later in the year if this fails.

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: One day at a time. And a therapist.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Roll call:

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle):  Rest cycle until I have two regular periods.  I am still waiting on my period to return at this point.

MC History: It took us over a year to concieve.  MC was confirmed 3/26/15. I had a D&C on 4/2 because my miscarriage was still incomplete.  This would have been our first child.

Issues (if any)I have TPO antigen which makes me a higher risk for miscarriage.  I am being managed by my endocrinologist with synthroid.  Apparently if my TSH is below 2.5 the risk is diminished.  My current TSH is 4.6, recheck will be in 6 weeks. 

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): We will use OPKs again which I believe led to us getting pregnant last time and hopefully getting my TSH below 2.5 with synthroid.  My dose was just doubled. 

Link to chart: no chart

What are your biggest challenges right now? Waiting…. I am so impatient to try again.  We are 32 (me) and 36 (hubby), we are so ready to have a baby and start our family.  

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: Keeping busy. I work full time and am taking online classes fulltime to further my career, hubs is working lots of overtime, and we have a great family support system to lean on.  I find this board helpful for coping because it allows me to see and talk with others going through the same thing.

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Roll call:

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): TTC Cycle

MC History: Chemical pregnancy; miscarried at 6.5 weeks, though began miscarring sometime the week before

Issues (if any): Used to have a shorter LP. Other than that, no known.

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): Nothing much. Continue to take prenantals, drink a cup of red raspberry tea a day to help strengthen uterus. NOT taking Vitex anymore (took to help naturally lengthen LP) in case coming off it led to miscarriage. Use OPKs and monitor CM. In TWW now. Trying to prepare myself for the fact that it may not happen right away, but I can tell my emotions are heightened this TWW.

Link to chart: Stopped charting after our first TTC cycle in January because it added too much pressure.

What are your biggest challenges right now? Right now it is dealing with the TWW and wanting to be so hopeful, but scared to be at the same time. It’s just a mess of feelings. I want our baby so bad, but am scared at how I will feel when I do become pregnant again. Worry that the miscarriage will prevent me from enjoying the pregnancy. 

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes:

Mostly just reminding myself that there was nothing we could have done. This shitty thing happened simply because it did. DH and I are positive people, so we both know we’re have our family. We have to keep reminding ourselves this!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

At the daycare I work at I noticed that one of the mom’s began to show.  I dumbly asked a teacher that worked near her daughter how far along she was.  End of August.  She was 20 or 21 weeks.  I feel so far from my MC, and my August 8th baby, but every now and then I am reminded of what was almost, and what could have been.  If I had kept my baby I would be a fat pregnant lady right now, just past my halfway point.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Roll call:

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): Just starting another TTC cycle

MC History: MMC at 9weeks in March, chemical pregnancy in April. 

Issues (if any): We have gotten pregnant every time I have ovulated, it is just the staying pregnant that is the problem.

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): None. We need 3 miscarriages before they will take action. We have every reason to believe that the first one was a genetic defect and the the CP was because my body wasn’t ready yet.

Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/pollywog

What are your biggest challenges right now?: Trying to be positive, especially around family and friends who got pregnant with sticky babies right away.

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: Right now I am just trying to be positive. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If any of you ladies are comfortable sharing, would you mind telling me how much your D&Cs cost after all insurance? I go in for one on Thursday. They charged me already for clinic and hospital portions, but they said I still have to pay for the doctor and sedation. Just the clinic and hospital was ~$600. And I have insurance. Uggg…

Also… fairly certain with the way my cycle has been, I’ll O about a week after the D&C. I’m really on the fence about TTCing right after. My hCG is currently at 13 and it will have been 15 weeks since my MC when I get the D&C. I know it is a choice I’ll have to make if I wait for a complete cycle or not, just looking for some insite and/or advice.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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MechEBee:  I haven’t gotten my bill for mine yet, so I am not able to give you any insight to this.  I am still waiting on the bill from the ER visit as well…

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