Post # 1
I just wanted to start a centralized thread to see who has had this problem, if you know why and if you’ve had success yet (and what it took).
I dont have much to say on the subject other than I’ve had two and have had blood drawn to get tested. So, hopefully theyll be able to tell me why and are able to fix the problem.
*I sort of feel like a downer posting about this, sorry!
Post # 3
I did not have this problem but my best friend did and this is what the doctor said: while she NO problem getting pregnant, she had a fairly common problem where the blood in the placenta was clotting and essentially starving the fetus and she would miscarry around nine weeks. All she had to do was take a low dose of aspirin to prevent the clotting and a little progesterone until about her 12th week.
The very next pregnancy took and she went on to have another with no issues. I don’t know the medical name of this condition, but ask your doctor if this might be a possibility. And good luck-this is a difficult thing to go through and I hope you get your answer.
Post # 4
My mom had two miscarriages between my brother and I. They never determined the cause, but I was a very healthy baby, so no real issue! SInce 15%+ of pregnancies end in miscarriage, it could be total fluke. Fingers crossed your next pregnancy is healthy!
Post # 5
I haven’t had this problem but my friend did and her hormones were out of balance. Essentially her body would stop recognizing the fact she is pregnant and she would lose the baby. She had to take hormones to keep the baby.
My mother on the other hand had several and she had an incompetent cervix and the babies would just fall out when they reached a weight her cervix couldn’t hold. With my brother they had to sew her cervix shut to keep him in.
Post # 6
What blood type are you? Could you be negative and he be positive?
Post # 7
Futuremrsmoore – could blood types affect something? I should ask my doctor… I have no idea what type my husband is, but they told me mine when I was there this week, of course I dont remember…O negative rings a bell.
I’m pretty in the dark with all of this so thank you for the stories ladies. I have heard about the clotting and the progesterone problems but the incompetent cervix is a new one to me.
Post # 8
Yeah I don’t think it’s common. My mom has been the ony person I know of that had the problem. My aunt had a toxic cervix, something about the pH was off and killed the sperm and embryo, but that prevented implantation it didn’t cause miscarriages. I hope it’s something easy to take care of for you.
Post # 9
Thanks, me too, Im really praying that it was a fluke as my doctor did say that 3 in a row is considered “repeated miscarriages” and not just two but I am grateful to her for starting to test me now instead of waiting for a third.
Post # 10
My sister in law had 3 miscarriages before she had her two beautiful boys. I’m not sure if there was a specific reason why, but wish you the best!
Post # 11
If you are o-neg that could be your problem! But its easy fixed 🙂
Here read this:
Post # 12
Futuremrsmoore – interesting! I think Im O neg and my husband thinks hes B positive, Im meeting with my doctor next week so Ill talk to her about this.
Thanks for the information, Ive been reading about it today. I’m surprised my doctor didnt mention it, its also not in the fun pamphlet they gave me but theres tons of articles online about it.
Post # 13
A good friend of mine is due in three weeks after having 4 miscarriages (mostly in the early 2nd trimester). They discovered that she had a heart-shaped uterus that didn’t allow her to carry the babies further than about 16 weeks. She had an operation to fix her uterus after the third miscarriage, miscarried a fourth time (they thought it was too soon after the surgery, and that’s why she miscarried), and then got pregnant again on a fluke (they weren’t trying at all). Her little “miracle” baby girl will be here in a few weeks, and we’re all very excited for her!
I hope they find out what is going on with you, and I hope it’s easily corrected. I know it’s difficult to miscarry multiple times without an answer as to why or hope for the future.