Waiting to miscarry- two miscarriages in 4 months

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had 2 MCs 11 months apart. I did a D&C for the second, which chromosomal analysis found trisomy 16. My situation was very similar… serial ultrasounds waiting for the heartbeat to stop after minimal growth week after week. It was emotionally devastating and I was just gutted by the whole experience. I became pregnant about 4 months later with my daughter who was born in November 2015 and I’m 21 weeks pregnant again with a boy. I didn’t do anything differently. It’s usually just bad luck…as hard as that is to swallow. Odds are still favorable that it won’t happen again, although it never feels that way. Hugs to you.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

First and foremost, I am so sorry you are going through this!

I don’t mean to pry…but I’m a medical office assistant for a private clinic that works with hormones, functional medicine, and some fertility. How is your thyroid? An underactive thyroid is a common reason we see at my clinic for repeat MC’s…especially so quickly. Not every doctor thinks to test for a full thyroid panel (as it can be a little expensive), but PLEASE push to have this done! Go to a specialist if you have to.

Another common problem we see is an imballance between estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. At our clinic we try to go the natural route whenever possible in this situation (ie: suppliments like Chaste Tree). I will say though, tipping the scales back to hormonal ballance is not as scary and invasive as it may sound. The ‘worst’ part is it usually requires a lot of blood to be drawn to do a full panel, and you have to be really familiar with your monthly cycle as it has to be done on a certain day.

For what it’s worth…my step-grandmother had thyroid dysfunction issues. It was the 1960’s so there wasn’t as much to be done for it. She had a total of three miscarriages (two consecutive…one almost killed her), but she has three beautiful daughters AKA my Dad’s half sisters. In essence: baby, MC, baby, MC, MC, baby. She never gave up hope, and with the limited understanding of her conditon (and a lot of perserverance) she was still able to have her babies.

In this day and age, you have nothing to worry about. No matter how tough it gets, and no matter how much it hurts sometimes, there is always hope! *hug*

Post # 6
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Busy bee

a friend of mine has been pregant 10 times and has 3 very healthy kids. Miscarraige for her is a problem, but she has 2 boys in elementary school, and a baby about a year now. The boys started asking for a sister, and think they were told it probably wouldn’t happen. Then about a year and a half later, She unexpectantly got pregnant. She hoped for the best, but prepared for the worst. She found out the boys were getting their asked for baby sister, and she’s beautiful.

I hope that things work out for you and I’m so sorry for you loss. I feel for you.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

MsTrulove22 :  At my clinic, a 2.87 (while still in normal parameters) MAY be enough to be put on a temporary low dose of medication due to your circumstances. What the deciding factor of whether to medicate or try to go the natural route (diet and suppliments) would be your T3’s, T4’s and what your thyroid antibodies are like. You may need a specialist (as not every doctor I’ve met is as proactive as the one I work with at my clinic), but there is hope yet 🙂

PS: I can see why they’d be reluctant to do a test once you were already pregnant, as pregnancy can tax even the healthiest thyroid sometimes…and like I said, not all doctors are as proactive as the one I work with.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I can share. I have had 2 MCs back to back last spring and summer. While baby isn’t here yet, I just made it to the second trimester for the first time today! So far things are looking good and really healthy. I never had testing on the losses because they actually refuse testing before 20 weeks if you’ve had less than 3 losses where I live. I do have a very mild case of PCOS which is a hormonal imbalance, which I believe was a huge factor in my losses. This time, I was on clomid to induce ovulation earlier which I think did the trick for me. I was also on metformin for close to a year by the time we got pregnant with this one, which did wonders for me. Best of luck and I’m so sorry for your losses. I know how discouraging they can be.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m so sorry you have to go through this.  What a difficult decision to make.  I don’t have any advice regarding that, but in regards to thyroid, I had my thyroid taken out and they want my TSH between 1-2 for pregnancy.  I would ask them to consider a low dose med and do some more testing.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

MsTrulove22 :  I would definitely push for testing then! It can’t hurt to get as much info as you can <3 . FX you can get some answers and will get your sticky, rainbow babe soon. Please keep us updated! Also, again, I’m so sorry for your losses.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

In my opinion you should wait for no heartbeat and then do the pill for cost alone – or have you reached your deductible and the second D&C would be free?  In addition, for me I would want someting as lowly invasive as possible if I had 2 MCs.

Wait more than 1 month to try again and get your body back to normal (lining nice and thick).  I agree with PP to use Chaste Tree and maybe some pills to make sure your progeterone is high.  I had an MC last year in August.. got pregnant again in October and it’s going well 2nd trimester now!  In between, while waiting for my body to regulate: I took Vitex for the chaste tree (purchased on Amazon), B6, prenatal folic acid, and calcium.  Once you get your pregnancy test, go in for progesterone testing (simple and quick blood test, don’t even need to see doctor) once a week.  Mine was great at first and then dipped a bit – so glad I went in and tested.  I got on progesterone supplements at that point.

Best of luck, sorry you’re going through this again.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

MsTrulove22 :  I am so sorry for your losses. it is a gut wrenching experience. I also had two MC, about 10 months apart. There were no medical “reasons” and my doctor also said it was “bad luck” I went to an RE about 4 months after my last MC and had initial testing done, but before we could start treatment, I became pregnant again. the third time was the charm in my experience and now have a healthy baby boy that is 11 weeks old. Hang in there bee, treat yourself kindly.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If your insurance allows it without a referral, I would set up an appointment with an endocrinologist.  I have an underactive thyroid.  If I didn’t have her, I think there would have been a much higher chance of me miscarrying with my son.  My OB did the mandatory TSH test, which came back in the normal range, albeit on the higher end of it.  He said it was fine.  My endocrinologist tests antibodies, T3, and T4 and sure enough… via bloodwork we found not only for my T3 and T4 to be out of whack, but my Vitamin B and D levels were both too low.  Both Vitamin B and D deficiences have been loosly linked to miscarriage / recurrent miscarriage.  Hang in there bee! 

 

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