Hello ladies...just wanted to update all of you b/c so many of you were so helpful to me when I was pg on this board 2 times.....Ugh, what a journey I've been on. TTC since 2006, 3 miscarriages, 4 angel babies....my goodness, I wish somebody would have warned me life was going to be this hard.
I went to see a m/c specialist in Chicago and she did a hysteroscopy of my uterus and she said my uterus seems normal, she took a sample and we shall await those results.
The biggest thing she said is I have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Lupus Anticoagulant to be specific. An autoimmune clotting disorder. Generally, the tx for that is baby aspirin and heparin, I was on that for this last pregnancy so why didn't that work? Well, she thinks some incompetent cervix could be playing a role here as well b/c when she pushed the scope through my cervix it didn't have as much give as it's supposed to. ...seemed a little weak. She thinks I should for sure have a cerclage for our next pregnancy, but she's even considering having me get a transabdominal cerclage instead of the basic vaginal one. (major surgery, like a c-section, but better success rates)
Once all my final tests come back...we'll get our final assessment. She tested my lupus anticoagulant again to confirm that is in fact my issue, and she's running tests on the placentas from all 3 of my pregnancies, looking for clots, etc. Plus the uterine sample she took will take 3 weeks to get back. So still waiting on results but seem to have a general idea for the future. Cerclage & blood thinners monitored by hematologist...(not Peri). And WEIGHT LOSS!!! (saw that one coming)
Oiy! 9 hour drive to Chicago 3 times! Yikes! We'd fly but it's cheaper to drive, and we're paying off huge medical bills. In the past 14 months, I've been pregnant for 9 of those months with no baby to show for it, 3 D&Cs of 2nd trimester babies.....
I'm tired and scared that after all of this, I still may m/c.
Faith is a hard thing for me to come by these days. But for some reason, I keep moving forward. Perhaps it's the 4 golden rings and a heart I wear around my neck keeping me going. ...my angel babies. Thanks for reading.
TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
26 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 sacs...one measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/r...baby B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157
-14w...baby measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.