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December 15th, 2009, 11:27 PM
LisaB's Avatar Mom to twins + 1
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I'm new here... actually I'm not sure I belong here, which is why I wanted to ask this question. I'm 13 weeks pregnant (spontaneous pgcy) after a long history of infertility. Before my two healthy daughters were born from IVF, I had recurrent miscarriages, which were likely just due to my old eggs, but I also was diagnosed with Hashimotos (I make TPO and ATA antibodies) and had elevated IgA, which is a clotting factor. My IVF doctor put me on steroids & baby aspirin because of my bloodwork, he told me specifically.

So, now I'm pregnant without even trying - miracle of miracles! - and I just asked my new, non-high-risk OB if I should be on steroids or at least baby aspirin. She answered, your old RE probably put you on those because you were an IVF patient, which you won't need now that this is a spontaneous pgcy.

I'm wondering if she knows much about IVF or if she even looked at my history. Does it mean the baby is safe if you make it through the first trimester given minor clotting factors & a few antibodies? But I was put on aspirin throughout the pgcy - why would that be if it's only needed the 1st trimester?

So my question is, if it were you, would you switch to a high-risk OB? Apparently I qualify, but I was just wondering if it's necessary.

Me: Lisa, Mommy to twins +1
8/5/08 Beautiful twin girls Leigh and Lucy born after 4-year struggle with RPL & 6 losses
12/10/09 Surprise! Baby #3 is on the way, EDD 6/22/10

12/29/09 2nd ultrasound - joining team blue

6/16/10 Baby Ben is born!

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December 17th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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I would switch to a high risk OB, given your history of recurrent m/c and the Hashimotos, plus your age. and congrats on your surprise!

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