So I went to an fertility doctor and had a consultation regarding my miscarriages. I didn't find any relief in what he was saying because it contraindicated me miscarrying at four months. I felt he wanted to run tests that again contraindicated my situation. He kept talking about chromosomal abnormalities, which I miscarried at 4 months and my baby was alive both times day of miscarriage. The only thing I took from the situation was being placed on bed rest early. He also wants me to have an hysterosalpingogram done. But I'm not that interested in the exam. Any thoughts because I do plan to get pregnant again real soon and one doctor wants to do test as situations arise and another wants to run tests that contraindicated. It's only because I'm knowledgeable is the reason he decided against some of the exams.
I'm so sorry for what you're going thru! There is not a lot of good, solid information out there about what causes miscarriages. I've had 3 myself, and I know how frustrating it is to not know why! One thing that would be a possibility is a blood clotting disorder and baby aspirin or adult low dose aspirin will thin your blood a bit, which would prevent mc if that is the cause. You can order some lab work to check for that. Factor 5, Protein C&S panel, and APS (Antiphospholipid Syndrome) are some of the common ones. I'm in the middle of trying to get some answers as well. Best wishes to you!
Thanks for the information. My doctor did mention that she was going to run that blood test the next time. But after looking at my lab results in both pregnancies I noticed my WBC were up in both instances and nothing was done about neither one. Again proactive is the plan for the next pregnancy. I am very determined. It's one to not be able to carry its another to be able to carry and lose the baby without any reason. Again thanks for the information.
What do you mean by contraindicated? Contraindicated is a term used for when two things shouldn't be used or done together in the medical world.
I'm so sorry to hear you lost to pregnancies that far along in gestation. That is very difficult. We think we are safe once we pass the first trimester. One in four pregnancies end at that time and often for reasons unknown. But a consistent pattern of second term pregnancy loss is puzzling. Is the reason they want to do the chromosomal tests is to show if the fetus themselves have an issue causing the end of pregnancy rather than from you? (don't know if that made sense how I put that. hope so). That could be valuable information.
I've read that it is actually normal to have an elevated WBC during pregnancy and most women do. If you were symptom free, this actually might have been normal for a pregnant woman. If you had symptoms of some type of infection and they didn't treat you, that is another matter.
I've known two people that had second trimester miscarriages that went on to have a healthy full term baby after. So hoping you have great success this next go round. I would be open to what the doctors have to say. Most fertility doctors have one goal in mind---- getting a baby in your arms in 9 months. They do not typically play games or mislead women. I'm sure it is hard to trust after what you've been through. That has to have had a large emotional impact. But do your best to follow whatever doctor you work withs guidance.
Peace and may you again have great success in your next pregnancy.
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