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I recently found out that I am pregnant, and found out today that its ending as my hcg levels are dropping. Problem is this has happened to me about 5 months ago. I made it to 5 w 2 days last time and this one I am 4 weeks 2 days but I havent lost if yet, still waiting for that to happen. I have 4 children that I never had any issues with, has anyone else had more than 1 m/c after they had children? It really worries me that this ia happening, my RE seems to think that this is normal since its such an early loss, and if it happens a 3rd time he will check my uterin lining. Is there anything I can do on my own to help prevent it again if infact it is my uterus? I heard about b6, folic acid, progesterone (which I took this time since it was dropping too) baby asprin, and i even heard about drinking 2 glasses of 100% grape juice everyday. We cant ttc again until January, but I just want info on this, so I know Im not alone. I am 28 years old and dh is 30, I had my other kids when I was younger, and I know I am older, but I didnt think my fertility would change so quickly.
I'm sorry I'm not in the same situation Grace, I'm working on #1 myself!, but I know that secondary infertility is a challenge many women face. Your losses were pretty early, were you always testing that early (like when you were working on your 4 babies that you have now)? My mom is convinced that the "good old days" when tests were weak and you had to wait until like 6 weeks to even get a + HPT were better since chemicals/early losses basically were unknown then. Many times such losses are chalked up to a random chromosomal error or off implantation timing, just the luck of the draw, that's why your RE wants to wait for 3 in a row before going into testing for a problem. But your RE would be able to tell you much more, I'm sure, and maybe if you demand it you can get early testing anyway?? Sometimes they are willing to check you out even if you've had <3 losses.
I would check out the TTCAL (trying to conceive after loss) board... that was my first home on JM... the ladies there are so wonderful and supportive.
Although I have not experienced the same thing. I will say that I had my son, a great pregnancy. Then I lost my baby girl in May. My OB has put me on children's aspirin and told me to rest when I start feeling fatigued.
I have no answers for you, but I do understand your frustration and pain (not to the same extent, I'm sure.). I really hope you're able to find some answers.
I don't have much help for you. I am sorry for your losses. I also recommend the trying to concieve after a loss board. It is the most amazing group of women and they all understand what you are going through. It was my home for a while.
I had four losses after having 2 healthy children... I had all the testing done, but nothing was found (aside from a clotting disorder, which was known prior to my last loss)... It was so frustrating to be told that, but they say it's better to not have a known cause because then it usually means it's chromosomal or that something is wrong with the baby. I hope you are able to find some answers & wish you luck in your future.
Thank you Katie (.:Shortcake:.) for my beautiful siggy!!