Help Getting Through M C Part 4

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Jennifer28 - May 23

Hi girls! I hope you all find it... :)

 

Jennifer28 - May 23

Okay, first I want to start by ending poor Josita's confusion. :) I think if we all give her a background of why we first came to the m/c thread it might end some confusion. Here is my story - I had just turned 28 yrs old and after 4 yrs of marriage dh & I decided to finally start our family. I stopped taking bc (birthcontrol) and after only 1 cycle, I immediately fell pg. DH and I couldn't have been happier. At our 2nd dr.'s visit on December 28, 2005, I found out I had a missed m/c at 8w5d. I thought I was 13 wks (+ or -). We were, of course, completely devastated. My dr. - knowing I am an emotional basketcase - scheduled me for a d&c the very next morning. To have my 1st pregnancy end in a m/c was something I never even considered. But, life doesn't always go the way you planned. DH & I wanted to get pg again ASAP but due to a vacation we had planned for the end of March we began using protection. But, like I said, life doesn't always go the way you plan. ;) I found out 2 days before we left for Vegas I was pg again. I don't know if it was b/c of my m/c or b/c I was on bc for most of my adult life but I ovulated 9 days late. Anyway, long story short - I am currently 12w 2d pg. My 4th u/s (ultrasound) is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon and I am pretty much scared to death.

 

Jennifer28 - May 23

Jen01- BTW, have you tried Frontline? We have a cat that is allergic to flea saliva and it works wonders to keep the fleas off of him, our other cat and our puppy. Expensive but well worth it!!

 

ksorbin - May 23

Alright...here is my history. I have two children from a previous marriage...both boys aged 11 and 6. My dh and I have been married since 10/04. In December, we decided we would like to have a kiddo of our own (he also has 1 from a previous marriage.) I went off birth control 1/1/06 and according to my ultrasounds, fell pregnant on 1/4/06 (boy that was quick). Everything was going fine. Had an u/s at 16wks (it was courtesy from the OB dept at work...I am an anesthesiologist) and everything looked good. My 3 boys and hubby went in for my routine ultrasound on 4/16 and......no heartbeat. Baby measured 16wks and 5days. We were stunned. I was induced that night and delivered my little angel, Micah at 7:10am the next morning. I am still mourning, but time has healed. I am doing better. Currently we are ttc again but my ovulation kits continue to come up negative which has been very frustrating. It is hard to be patient. That is my story!! This thread has been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo therapeutic. I am sooo happy I found it. Will visit later, I have to be a supportive wife and attend my husband's baseball coaching banquet. Then after.... baby dancing (Is that TMI???). -Kortnee

 

AshleyB - May 23

Hi, so here's my story. I'm 25 and got married this past september. WE decided to start trying right away, so I stopped bc in october and got pg that very first cycle. We found out at our first u/s at 11wks, that there was no heartbeat and the baby had died at 8-9wks. We were devestated. I had a d&c on dec 30th. Well we started trying right away, but didn't get pg till March25th. I'm now 10wks 4days. They found a large pelvic ma__s during an u/s and I have to have surgery this friday. I'm sure most of you know. Thats my story.

 

jami - May 24

I dont post often, but have foud talking with all of you very helpful, so anyway here is my history. I am 35 and have been married to my dh for 15 yrs. I have a ds who is 12,(he was a twin but we lost the twin in the first trimester) my ds had some developmental delays and had been sick quite a bit until about he was around 8 or 9 so we were unsure if we wanted to have another child for awhile. After we were on the right road with our ds my dh and I decided we did want another child. We had some trouble ttc had some testing done but no reason given. We finally conceived and since then have suffered 3 more mc, one at 6 wks one at 8 wks and one at 10 wks. I am now seeing a reproductive endrocronologist / infertility specialist and going through a lot of testing. So far they have found out that I am + for mthfr and will be on baby asprin and lovenox for future pregnancys, I was on baby asprin with the last one. Also am currently taking folgard which is a combination of b6 b12 and folic acid. I should finish testing this weekend with a biopsy of the uterus (yes a dr that comes in on a holiday weekend :0). We are hoping for the green lite to ttc, we are both very nervous.

 

Jennifer28 - May 24

JAMI- Welcome back! We haven't heard from you in a while. Lots and lots of good luck to you. I hope you get the answers you are looking for. {{{HUGS}}} Well girls, almost 5 hours exactly until my appt. this afternoon. (BTW- for those of you that don't know, I post while @ work so I won't be able to let you know what happened until tomorrow. ) I am a complete wreck. My stomach is in knots. It was at this point in my 1st pregnancy I found out I had m/c. I know I shouldn't stress but it is SO hard not to. Wish me luck ladies. Why doesn't life have a fast forward b___ton?! :)

 

jami - May 24

Jennifer 28 - Thanks for the wishes, we are finally reaching the end. Good luck at your appointment today. :)

 

josita - May 24

Thanks so much for these great descriptions... it really helps. Here is my story just in case you don't already know. Im married, pushing 30 (sept 7th) and have been married for 3 years. DH and i have been ttc since the end of last year - it was not immediate... i started tracking closely my ovulation calendar and found out I was prg first week of April. Thought everything would go fine, never dreamed I would mc - both mother & sister had very successful and healthy pregnancies. Officially found out I mc-ed on 5/11. I am going to wait a few months to ttc again, but am looking forward to getting preg. again. This forum has been amazing and extremely helpful in better understanding emotions and feelings during these difficult times. Jennifer, I will be thinking & praying for you today.... I am looking forward to your news and everything will always turn out for the best. Dont worry too much!! (easier said than done!!!)

 

ksorbin - May 24

Jen---Good luck today!!! I will be thinking of you!!! Jami---you are MTHFR+??? Me too. I just found out after m/c in 2nd trimester. I am taking a baby aspirin and 4g of folic acid. I am ttc again. May I ask what your homocysteine level was? Even though the gene mutations cause hyperhomocysteinemia, my homocysteine was normal and they don't think my miscarriage was related. I go a repeat homcysteine drawn today with some other labs. I am praying that they are all normal..-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hey you all....may I pick your brain??? I had some small spotting yesterday. Light brown. I have been have back pain but no ovulation pain. Anythoughts?? Is it my a/f or just a fluke. I think it is just a fluke. None today so far. Hmmmm....let me know what you all think. -Kortnee

 

jami - May 24

Kortnee - I am not sure what the homocystein level was. I am starting to have a hard time keeping track of all of these tests. As far as your spotting that sounds like the start of af, I spotted for the first few days before af after my mc. Did you have any other testing done?

 

littleangel - May 24

hi every one, just thought i pop in and say hi and found part 4 i cant belive it either how far we have come as a group and friends its great to have you all here, . will post later and chat then, :)

 

littleangel - May 24

JEn good luck with the appt so just read you have gone today, hope every thing went ok and your little bean was bouncing around in there lol. take care :)

 

ksorbin - May 24

Jami--I had ANA t_ter, homocysteine, Protein C&S, anticardiolipin antibodies, factor V leiden, lupus anticoagulant, MTHFR, INR, PT, PTT, CMV, RPR. I think that is the bulk of it. My ANA t_ter was just above the abnormal level and my protein S was just slightly low and then my MTHFR was homozygous for the mutation. I am repeating my ANA and my protein S as sometimes these are abnormal simply BECAUSE of pregnancy. I am awaiting the results.---------------------------------so you think it is my af???? I wonder why I never ovulated. All of my urine ovulation tests were negative. This is all just too much. -Kortnee

 

jami - May 24

Kortnee sounds like we have both had enough blood tests to solve any problem that might be there. I have also had sonohystogram, plus complete cycle check (day 3 us, day 3 bloods, lh surge testing, progesterone test etc) I just found out my progesterone 7 days after ovulation was not quite high enough so a biopsy is off for now and we do back to another cycle check while on clomid. It does make sense though, my progesterone was low with two of the last three pregnancys.

 

JuJu - May 25

Hey girls - wow; can't believe we're into our 4th thread!! We definitely have a nice, cosy little world going on here! So to follow Jen's example; here's my story.......Have been married to my DH for 5 years, together for 12. I was on the pill for 10 years until we decided to have our babies....went off the pill and fell pregnant immediately with my DD, now 19 months and a total toddler! Everything went so well last year for us.....travelled the world with our DD and loved every minute. But then it all came crashing down when I miscarried #2 on New Years Eve....it was a terrible night as we were throwing a party at our place......so here I was trying to be hostess but bleeding and breaking up inside. :( After several days of hemoraging, I had a D&C as my little bean refused to 'come away' from my uterus. It wasn't planned, but I fell pregnant again immediately after ('o'-d 27 days post m/c)...only to miscarry again in March at about 7 weeks again. We were living overseas at the time, but the day we found out by u/s that our little bean's heart had stopped - we decided to fly home to Sydney immediately, where I had another D&C. I have also had a lot of testing....and they believe that my positive cardiolipin antibodies are probably responsible for the 2 m/c's. My Ob believes I should try one more medication-free pregnancy before taking the Heparin injections - because apparently my cardiolipin levels have dropped to 'low' and should not therefore be as big an issue (??). We are looking to ttc again next month; extremely nervous about it but very excited. Because I am not using medication this time, I am feeling very vulnerable about the whole situation - but I have to trust my OB's opinion. So fingers crossed! Kortnee; have you had any more spotting? What colour/consistency is it? It doesn't sound like your af .....are you sure you haven't ovulated? Ovulation may cause a small amount of spotting occasionally ....... as can implantation! Are you charting? Re: your ANA test being positive - my first ANA test was positive, the second was negative. OB said that testing after pregnancy can be false positive like you said.....so will be interesting to see how your next round of testing reads. Jen28; how was your appointment?? So excited for you!! Oops, only half-way through my personals but my DD is on the war-path! Gotta go; will finish later! JuXX

 

Jennifer28 - May 25

Hey girls! We had another great visit yesterday. What a relief. I am a little disappointed b/c we didn't have an u/s - and won't have one until July 3. But, we heard that wonderful h/b via a doppler and learned the heart rate is a wonderful 140. He says all is well and scheduled my next appt. for June 21. And - on July 3 if the little one is cooperating, we should be able to find out if the little peanut is a boy or a girl. Hard to keep a smile off of my face today I tell ya girls. ;) KORT- I have also heard 'o' might cause a bit of spotting. Maybe that is what it was? I also heard, after a m/c ovulation test kits might be thrown off. I also tested the month following my m/c and never got a +, but AF came about 6-7 wks after my d&c. ASH- I can't believe your already almost 11 wks. Time is FLYING!! :) Is anyone else super happy for our new American Idol - Taylor Hicks? I just love that guy. I don't know why but he always makes me tear up every sad song he sings. (Hormones maybe?!) :)

 

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