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7/2/2009 2:35 PM
Angela - I too have had 2 miscarriages back to back. My hcg levels on both were in the upper 40's and then continued to drop. We just did our 3rd IUI attempt with the help of fertility meds, and we're hoping for good news tomorrow! After having 2 miscarriages in a row though, as you know, even if I get a positive hcg tomorrow, the dreaded day for me will be Monday to see if my levels have doubled. That day absolutely drives me crazy cause I feel like I could just fall over and die waiting on "the call". I know it's been awhile since you last posted, so I'm curious to as how your consult went with your doctor?

4/9/2009 11:46 AM
Good Morning! I thought I would pass on a little information I learned after I suffered several miscarriages. Here is my story (I'll make it short).. I went off birth control pills in September of 2004, I got pregnant in Novemeber 2004 and miscarried after 6 weeks. I became pregnant again in March 2005 and miscarried in May 2005 at 9 weeks. My Doctor ordered every test under the sun. As it turned out I learned I had some issued with my Thyroid (raised TPO Antibodies) and a genetic issue. Apparently I recieved the same gene (MTHFR) from both my mother and father when I should of got it from just one of them. The MTHFR gene can be a cause of vein (thrombosis (sp?) disorder) i.e: Blod Clots.

I began taking a baby asprin every night along with my prenatals and extra folic acid. In October 2006 I became pregnant with my beautiful son Jackson who will be 3 in July.

To my surprise I ended up pregnant again in October 2006 (little sooner than I planned) but lost the pregnancy at 6 weeks. In May 2007 I again became pregnant, this time I miscarried at 5 weeks.

Since then I have not been able to get pregnant at all. Ive re done all my test, tried IUI 4 times with clomid and NOTHING!

This month we will try IVF... I began my shots last week and am hopefully growing lotsa eggs.

Im also 38 years old (never thought that would sound so acient until you try having babies) so Im a bit higher risk for miscarriage...

Im hanging in there and hoping for one (two would be great) miracle.....

3/20/2009 3:55 PM
Ok, I had my visit after my miscarriage and that might answer a little more your question. My doctor told me that when a woman gets pregnant, 1 out of 3 goes further after the first month or so. The other ones might not even know they are pregnant. Compare to animals who NEVER miscarry, humans will miscarry if there is a "chromosom" problem. So my doc told me that if miscarriagies occur more that 2-3 times even though the eggs were "normal looking", it might still be an egg problem that would be resolved using an egg donor. He said 2-3 times and then correct himself and said that if eggs fertilize, there are ALWAYS still chances.
So I would try a few more time if you have the courage and $$, I will do the same. Hey, we got pregnant afterall, we were not in the 1 out of 3 women (see above) but we might be next time right?
best of luck !

3/16/2009 4:44 PM
When i was told I was pregnant, my HCG level was 45, then after 48 hours 67 so I was told it's not good, something's wrong... then after 4 days it was at 220 and 4 more days 338. The doctor told me that something was definitely wrong since it was not doubling in 48 hours. This morning, when we drove back from the clinic, we decided to keep positive until we were proved differently. I just received a phone call that my HCG is dropping. That's it, the dream is over after 6 weeks.
I was told to expect quite a large amount of blood in the next days. My consultation with the doctor is tomorrow. Me too I'm asking myself many questions. I doubt the doctor can help us understand but if he does tomorrow, I'll let you know.

3/6/2009 4:02 PM
Well on Monday my preg test was positive with a Hcg level of 44 on wed it stayed the same and they said not to worry well today I just got the news that it dropped back down meaning that I'm no longer prego. This is actually the 2nd time this has happened. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I just don't understand why I can't hold onto being pregnant. The doctor said it's considered a recurrent miscarriage and I have a consult with him next week. I'm just so confused!

2/11/2009 11:38 PM
My husband and I got pregnant naturally last March and when I went in for a pregnancy test, they found out I had fibroids. Shortly after, we miscarried. We went to a specialist after being advised by my Ob/Gyn and the specialist told us we did not need a surgery for the fibroids. Instead we started fertility treatments (IUI and finally IVF). After our first IVF cycle, we had only 2 viable embryos and these were implanted. We had another miscarriage in December 08. I am now resting before going back for another IVF cycle. I am optimistic and very hopeful that it will work this time, while being open to other options if the need arises.
My philosophy is that if one has goals and dreams, one should work at them and remain hopeful until they are achieved.
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