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Anyone Out There Carried To Term After Repated Losses?

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I think we're going to try again

I'm not sure I go back and forth on an hourly basis

my husband and I have been trying to start a family for nearly nine years now.

we had our first loss at christmas of 2000, then again october 2001 and christmas 2002.

it was 4 and a half years before we managed to get pregnant again

everything in my universe was in order, and I'd gone gluten free and I just really really believed things would work for us. but august 31 we lost that baby too.

approaching christmas is so hard

we lost 2 out of 4 at christmas, and our last baby was supposed to be kicking for christmas, I've never gotten far enough for kicking. It was goign to be the best christmas present ever.

we've talked about adoption a lot, and were going to start the process, but now we're planning to move to a new province and so won't be able to get started until 6 months after we move, and we're not quite sure when that will be

so we're thinking of trying again

but it's hard to believe there's a chance of getting a baby out of a pregnancy, even if we're lucky enough to manage another pregnancy at all

I'm just having trouble getting by right now and would love to hear that someone out there has lost as many babeis as we have and then managed to carry to term

Erynn

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There is hope :) There are some friends of ours, who despite repeated losses, have carried to term, and now have a VERY vibrant baby girl. So yes, it IS possible.

I know that "All things work together for good.." Our thoughts go out to you and your husband on this holiday season.

Prayers,

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hey although i have never been pregnant my mom had several losses... she had 4 before she had my little brother and 3 after my little brother... so as you can tell he is our little miracle baby!! but it is possible!!!! my mother was older when she tried to have my little brother.. (42) just keep thinking good thoughts it will happen when its meant to!!! good luck!

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Yes, me. I had many miscarriages, first trimester, and carried my daughter full term afterwards.

It was fixed with progesterone support. I would highly recommend you see a reproductive endocrinologist. It could be a simple problem that is easily fixed like my progesterone suppositories during the first trimester.

Im so sorry you have had these losses, I had two holiday losses also easter and christmas. Insurance should cover the testing for repeated losses. Also an hsg is usually done, just saline sprayed inside that is dyed to get a clear picture of your tubes. I know many ladies on an infertility board that were able to get pregnant after this test since it kind of cleans out the cobwebs and any blockages.

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My Mom lost several before I came along. I (the baby) was her only healthy pregnancy. My brother (first born) lived but with lots of medical intervention during the pregnancy.

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Erynn- I am so sorry for your losses. I know how hard it is to deal with, especially when the losses are timed around holidays. 3 of my 5 losses were in October, 2 d&c's right after Halloween. Needless to say I don't enjoy Halloween anymore.

I have found my way to this board because of my losses. After the 4th loss, I took a break from ttc and started talking to friends and co-workers about my infertility. One co-worker told me about a non-traditional medical community who has been successfully treating maternal immune system issues for women with recurrant pregnancy loss (or failure to achieve pregnancy thorugh IVF, IUI, etc.). The field is called Reproductive Immunology. Most ob/gyn's and RE's do not consider it seriously as few traditional double blind/placebo trials have been done but I am a believer. Through a bunch of testing I was found to have a number of immune system issues including several inherited gene mutations that can cause blood clotting issues as well as B/K vitamin malabsorbtion. I have been undergoing some treatments pre-conception and will be taking some new meds once I start ttc next year. You may want to research this field to see if you think this sounds familiar to your situation.

You did not mention whether you are diagnosed celiac or are gluten intolerant. When I went through my genetic testing results I did a lot of surfing and found I may be pre-disposed to celiac. So I went on a gluten-free trial and was shocked to find I felt incredible - no more tummy aches and D that I had my whole life and thought was normal. So I am convinced I am gluten intolerant, possibly celiac (although blood test was negative - but could be false negative due to the 2 week gluten-free trial I did a week prior to the test). The treatments were able to fix/control most of my immune system issues except for one related to natural killer cell killing power which is too high. I am convinced I can lower this by going gluten-free and now that I've finished my testing I have gone gluten free since yesterday. I will re-test my natural killer cells in a few weeks and hope to see good results and be clear to ttc. I am convinced the gluten intolerance has played a large role in my losses.

I am not being an advertiser for the reproductive immunology - I have not gotten far enough to long to say "yes this works for me" but so far I am feeling much better about my chances to carry a pg to term. The treatment is not cheap - since it is not "proven" and accepted by the traditional medical community, most exams and tests are out of network, if they can be covered at all. If you are curious about this there is a yahoo group called immunologysupport. I suggest you join and take a look at the posts and files. Also, you could look at http://repro-med.net/ - this is the founding clinic for reproductive immunology - there are a number of RE's and ob/gyns world-wide who follow this protocol - see the files in the yahoo group for recommendations.

take care,

Jina

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