(Closed) The Journey of TTC After Miscarriage Part II

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 62
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422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): Rest cycle, CD 9

MC History: I had my first MC in December at 4.5 weeks, 2nd MC in Feb at 6 weeks and 3rd MC (which was delayed) on Mother’s Day at 7 weeks. I knew about that one a week and a bit before it started because of a sudden decrease in HCG

Issues (if any): I’ll know at the end of the month, but my OB suspects autoimmune antibodies are the culprit

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): I had a repeat pregnancy loss blood draw last Thursday which is testing for everything. They took 12 vials of blood!! So I’ve been told to sit this cycle out until we know the results of the tests which should be out at the end of June. My OB has mentioned baby aspirin, progesterone and cortisol steroids as the most likely forms of treatment next trying cycle, which will be July

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

Current coping strategies/favorite inspirational quotes: I have two sayings stuck to my mirror “Comparison is the thief of joy” which helps me deal with the never ending pregnancy announcements and “Don’t cry that’s its over, smile because it happened”. I’m also focussing my TTC energy on achieving non-pregnancy related goals. We just got our daughter into the kindy we wanted, and we’re taking steps to buy our first investment property. I’m also looking into cake decorating as a creative outlet ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@beyblade1120:  I PMed you, but wanted to say again I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I love seeing these positive updates from MC graduates

@mtler: I’m over the moon to hear this update. That HB must have been the best sound in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

@MrsRugbee: @Lyndzo: @As_You_Wish: Love seeing all these rainbow babies growing! You’re an inspiration ladies. All this sticky baby dust must rub off on the rest of us ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mysterybee123:  I really hope its nothing, but I know not worrying about it is impossible. After my second MC my GP wasn’t worried, and just said try again after one rest cycle. However my OB wanted me to come in for an appointment. She started me on baby aspirin and switched my prenatal vitamin. When I got pregnant again I was having blood draws each week for HCG and progesterone. The plan was if everything was looking good they’d get me in for an US at 6 weeks to try for a HB. Unfortunately my last blood draw before six weeks showed a drop in HCG and a week and a bit later I MCed. The silver lining is that they had data on what was happening (HCG rise, HCG rise, HCG fall) which has narrowed suspicions on what could be causing this. This time around I have gone for a repeat pregnancy loss blood draw which will either diagnose something, or rule out a whole bunch of things. When I fall pregnant again I’ll be monitored the same way as before and they’ll be able to see if any treatments are having an effect. In a nutshell: If you want this looked into go to an OB rather than your GP

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Hi ladies, I haven’t been very active on the boards recently. I haven’t really had the emotional energy to be on here. I’m feeling better now. Well sort of. The RPL blood draw has knocked me around a bit – they take so much blood! I’ve been feeling dizzy and nauseous ever since. It didn’t help that I was already losing blood from AF ;-( But it feels good that I’ll have answers in a few weeks. It’s hard to believe we’ve now been TTC for 7 months. It does feel good to give my body a rest. I’ve basically been either pregnant or miscarrying for all of 2013 and it was starting to take a real physcial toll on my body. I’m hating going to parties at the moment. Seriously everyone is asking me why I’m not pregnant yet. One girl just wouldn’t drop it so I told her that I’ve been pregnant a lot, but I keep losing them. A week later she announced she was pregnant on Facebook. Bah humbug. But I feel like I’ve come through the eye of the bitterness storm and now I’m in a stable emotional place. Thanks to all of you who offered condolances when I found out about my impending loss last month. I was just too shellshocked to reply. You’re all very special ladies xxx

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mtler:  wow thank goodness!!Price been checking in all weekend to see any updates… Hoping things stay positive for you

@gollum:  lol I’ve had zero energy since that post.. So I’ve gotta muster some tomorrow to finish the laundry that has been in the dryer since noon today lol. Loving this prometrium… Ugh

Post # 67
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@almajele:  Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m so sorry for your losses. I think your advice about seeing and OB is good. I do not have an OB because in my small town you need a referral to see one. This has always bothered me, as I had easy access to an OB where I used to live. When I go to my GP today for my scheduled appointment I am going to insist on a referral. You have given me the conviction to do so. 

Post # 68
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@almajele:  I know that “I’m sorry” doesn’t do much to soothe the wounds. What I mean to say is that I feel for you. The heartbreak, the uncertainty, the inability to trust your own body–not to mention the physical pain that miscarriage brings. I feel for you because I’ve been there. We’re not alone, and that is the one small comfort in this bleak outcome.

Post # 70
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@almajele:

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

Thank you for that. I’m writing it on a sticky note and putting it next to my computer.

It’s wonderful to see all the positive news. I’m in cycle 5 of trying now (after having a MC in my second cycle). I’m 4 DPO and had some well timed BD so I’m crossing my fingers. The night I ovulated I dreamt I was holding a fawn- a baby deer. Then the next day on our drive to the in-laws I saw a young deer leap over a fence.

I’m taking it as a sign Smile

Fingers crossed to all you lovely ladies. 

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@steelframe:  As you may know, deer are symbolic of fertility ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d take it as a good sign, too! 

Post # 72
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@hippomama:  I didn’t know that! How awesome!!!

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Update – baby’s heartbeat is now 158 and it is growing/measuring appropriate for its age (7 weeks 3-4 days) so VERY good news after last week’s low heart rate scare. Praying this one sticks around and continues to thrive. 

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Pand0ra:  Congrats! That is great news! 

 

On another note, a friend of mine just had a baby, which is making my heart twinge a little because I was “supposed” to have a LO of my own in 4 months (amazing I would be that far along by now). But it’s also good news for all the ladies here, because she had a fairly traumatic MC experience for her first pregnancy, and her second pregnancy obviously went just fine. So there is hope. 

Post # 76
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi ladies! Did an of you have changes in your cycles post miscarriage? I don’t mean in the month or two right after, but rather changes in what was normal.

I had a mc at 7 wks pg about 6 months ago. Since then my average o date has moved back from day 18 or 19 to day 16 and my luteal phase has shifted from 12 to 13 days. I’m assuming i’m producing more progesterone too, maybe, because my boobs have been getting crazy sore and bigger, starting at about 9dpo –such a cruel joke for sometry hooping to be pregnant every month!

Anyway, I’ve heard miscarriages can sort of “reset” your body and Iwas just wondering if anyone else had similar experiences.

Also, does anyone know how miscarriages figure into the “seek medical help after trying for 6 months” thing? I mean, I’ve been trying since August, but I did get pregnant, i’ve only been trying 4 cycles since then–does the month count restart? 

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