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  1. sorry think I may have posted this under the wrong thing, forum rather than topic?
  2. Hi. I am hoping that someone may be able to give me some good advice as I am feeling a tad stressed at the moment. Over the last 15 months I have had 5 miscarriages (2 biochemical pregnancies, 3 m/cs between 5 1/2 and 10 1/2 weeks). I was tested for a range of different things after m/c 4 and was found to be cardiolipin antibody positive ie. antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) which is a blood clotting problem. It was assumed that this was the reason I was m/cing and I was told to take aspirin and heparin injections in my next pregnancy. The specialist did not do many further tests and did not test for coelaics as he said we found the problem. I was not happy with this specialist so I saw another local one who did all the other tests that I thought were relevant and then referred me down to Melbourne ob to get a second opinion on the treatment of my blood clotting disorder. We had been given the all clear to ttc again. Anyway, 2 weeks ago I saw the Melb specialist who said once again that it was probably APS that was causing my m/cs but did a few more tests anyway. I am now 4 weeks pregnant and got a call yesterday to say that my tests results indicate that I have coeliac disease. Whilst we can't confirm it via biopsy now he said that the 2 blood tests for this both came back very high so he is pretty much 100% sure- it does make sense to me that this is the case. He said that it may be too late for this pregnancy already. I am obviously now freaking out now that I will m/c again. Any creative ideas anyone? I am really struggling to be positive at the moment so even some positive stories would inspire me right now. The specialist obvioulsy advised me to go on a gluten free diet, but didn't say that much about increasing folic acid intake. What level of folic acid do other people take? Thanks so much for listening to my story.