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repeated miscarriages... will i have a successful preg anymore ??

Discussion in 'Fertility & Trying to Conceive' started by raindrops, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. raindrops

    raindrops New IL'ite

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    Hi Indusladies ,
    I am 30 yrs old . I had a miscarriage 7 yrs back . That time I was in India. Dr did not even analyse the reason . I was told first pregnancy m/c is very common. We moved to the US then .A year later i conceived normally and now I have a 5 yr old boy. After the delivery I was given Rhogam shots as I was Rh negative.
    I started focussing on getting a job, landed in a decent job here in the US. When my son turned 4, we started thinking about having a second child. In 2008 December I conceived. I miscarried in about 7 weeks. The Dr told me that there is no reason to panic . She still doesnt think there is a need for me to see a specialist. I was told to wait for 3 months then try to conceive again. I again got pregnant in July 2009 .The Dr checked my hormone levels at week 5 and put me on progesterone supplement. But I miscarried again at 7 weeks This time I was extremely worried . Miscarriages are very difficult to undergo, two in a row . I could not take it. Dr performed a D and C, referred me over to a reproductive endocrinologist.
    We met this specialist Dr in Nov 2009 . he performed a whole bunch of tests on me and also some on my DH. Just to give a list of the tests performed - thyroid, insulin levels, auto immune problems, checked my uterine wall for any abnormalities, did a clomid challenge test etc ..
    The Dr said all the results came back normal . You can go ahead and start TTC again. He put me on prenatals and a baby aspirin. Also I was told , when i conceive, I have to take 2 shots of heparin a day. Both heparin and aspirin being anticoagulants will prevent my chances of miscarriage. The heparin shots have to be given in the abdomen twice a day.
    After various rounds of discussion , we thought of giving it one last try. We did not want to feel guilty for not doing everything possible . I left my job per my parent's suggestion. They were getting extremely worried, I am undergoing all this with no one to help. Moreover I was given strict prders from DH and parents to be under bedrest for first 3 months if I conceive.
    I conceived again in Feb 2010. We hoped , this time everything would go correctly. I was on prenatal + baby aspirin. Started on my heparin shots right after the day i found out I was pregnant. DH will administer those shots to me. The heparin left a whole lot of bruises on me. I was still trying to remain confident. Dr checked blood levels once in 4 or 5 days to monitor hormone levels. Progesterone and Hcg were low. He put me on a supplement for that. In subsequent tests he found that my hormone levels were not going the way he would expect it to. He doubled my hormone supplements and ordered a ultrasound at 6 weeks.He suspected a tubular pregnancy. At the ultrasound, everything was normal. We were able to hear the baby's heart beat . it measured fine. Dr said , he wouldnt worry much about the fluctuations in the hormone levels as the U/S was fine. However we wanted to do a follow up U/S in a week. But to my horror, I started spotting 4 days later. I was losing the baby again. I was in the Dr's office yesterday when he did another U/S and confirmed that I had miscarried. I am devastated .
    I was flooded with questions . Here are the Dr's answers in a jist. Inspite of the baby aspirin and the Heparin shots , there is still a probability that one will miscarry. It tries to limit the chances of m/c. Since I have had 4 m/c so far , If I conceive again the probability that I will miscarry again is 45%. He says he will repeat the tests done in Dec 2009 , perform some additional ones, put me on fertility treatment and maximise chances of a proper implantation. But still things could very well go wrong again . No guarantees.
    I just dont know what to do.My son keeps asking for a sibling. My parents have lost hope on the Drs here in US, they want us to come back to India and Consult a good Dr there.
    Here are my concerns :
    1. Dont know if we should make another attempt. for the next year atleast we want to put a halt to our plans.
    2. Will consulting a Indian Dr help ? Who are the OBGYNs in Chennai that you guys recommend , who are experts in high risk cases like mine.
    It is difficult for me to accept the fact that we will not have any more kids. We are willing to do anything, undergo any treatment for this.

    Do you all know people who have had successful pregnancy after repeated m/c ? If so, can you please share with me the line of treatment ?

    Sorry for the very long post ... and thanks for reading it ,
    A desperate mother.
     
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  2. jayanaresh

    jayanaresh Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear

    I had 4 M/c before i was blessed with a son and again 2 m/c before i was blessed with a second son.
    SO have hope and u will surely blessed with a cute baby girl.

    Kindly post the baby girl photo to us by 2011.

    Take care.
    take things as it is
    All the good things will come slowly, beautifully.
    So iam waiting for a cute baby photo soon.
    Clomid intake will strengthen the preg, i was advised and prescibed for 5 days for my second son time and during my elder son time i was given clomid injection...

    Just follow whatever doc is saying......
    love
    Mrs.N:thumbsup



     
  3. umashankari

    umashankari New IL'ite

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    Dear Raindrops..am sorry about ur losses but just to tell u...my cousin has 2 smart charming boys... she was blessed with a boy baby (#2) last year but prior to that she had 2 miscarriages and 1 extopic pregnancy...

    pls dont losse hope..u never know..things wud go well next time..coz this is what we all can do as humans..and leave the rest to god..I can understand goin thro a m/c is the worst thing for any lady to go thro' coz I have been thro it twice and I am still trying for baby#1..even today I cry thinking about the 2 m/cgs and always ask "why me?" but somehow make up my mind and again start trying..I understand its said easy but trust me things will work out well for u..

    just take 2-3 months off from this and once u r feeling a bit better ( emotionally and physically) again start trying..we all know its hard but we dont have a easy path to take either..

    All the best to u
    Cheers!!
     
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    jayanaresh Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi dear
    By 2011 u r going to post the baby photo for me......
    Iam waiting. I had 4 M/cs before my first kid 9 years ago.
    My ils started talking about second marriage for my hubby. Just imagine.
    I trusted God and now iam blessed with two kids..
    So never loose hope and never be in anxiety...
    Love
    Mrs.N
     
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    raindrops New IL'ite

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    Thanks for ur kind words ladies. I hope things work out , But afraid to try again for fear of failure .
    Is there any specific treatment that worked ?? What is the Indian Dr's approach in these cases. I am also confused if I should consult a Indian Dr .
     
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    Vasumathy Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I doubt indian doctors are going to do anything different.. it will be a HUGE lifestyle change for your family .. to leave everything here.. and go to india to make a baby..

    The thing is if you go to india to consult, new doctor, more tests, your husband needs to be there (for obvious reasons).. and u have to take your son too.. are u going to move to india ???

    You should be thankful to god that you have atleast one child.. thank god & pray that you get more.. all the best..
     
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    Dearraindrops
    this is a classical case like mine. i went back to chennai frm dubai to dr Gita at EVKMC . only she canhelp u. with A procedure called abdominal cerclage she gave me a gift in 10 mths. i was gvn hormone therapy in dubai and a fertility sp called dr pankaj even further added to my agony saying i had cysts, i suggest u immediately consult dr gita at 0091-44-28473996
    if u have support systems in chennai then someone can go to her hospital and get a n appointment. also u can consult her assistant dr sowmya first if u dont get dr gitathen ask for dr gita arjun
    all the best ,
    u should take lot of bed rest for ur next pregnancy


     
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    did the doctor check you for genital tubercuosis??i have heard in such a case repeateed miscarriages are normal...was ur ige elisa for tb confirmed??just curious??if it cmes posiive they say that you have to take 6 months anti tubercular treatemnta nd then ev thing goes fine..
     
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    Please do a simple vastu ckeck. if any hole found in your bedroom door frame or beam, fill it up completely.
    this is one defect related to miscarriage. may be any other related defect placed in your home as per vastu ( vedic ) theme, which has to be find out.
    the reason for miscarriages is not known to most, where as in vastu guidelines are there.
     

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