Where do I fit In?
Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:34 PM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:49 PM
I know my clinic (RFP) has a repeat pregnancy loss clinic where people go to find out why they are repeatedly m/c. Perhaps you could check if your clinic has something like that? For sure get your thyroid checked but also look into taking kelp which is a thyroid booster (as long as you aren't diagnosed hypothyroid). The thing is, the regular thyroid blood work doesn't check all the thyroid values so while your thyroid might look normal on the surface, it may be slightly subclinical but unless all 6 thyroid tests are done, you'll never know. I have a normal thyroid per blood work but I've been taking kelp for years and find even that my energy level is better on it than off. I'd also recommend you find a traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturist who specializes in fertility. I was seeing one and she recommended an herb (Tang Kuei and Peony) that is meant to prevent m/c (it doesn't if there are chromosomal abnormalities, of course, but for just about any other reason, it can definitely prevent it). I've done a lot of research on it and am comfortable taking it in the early days, once you get a positive. It's something that's given to women in Asian and has been for centuries.
Anyways, hope you find somewhere that you're comfortable. I think you'll find most of us are in limbo on this site, either before treatment, between treatments, or having to accept the end of treatment and where to go from there.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:01 PM
I agree with rainbow promise ,couldn't have said it better
3 natural m/c dec 99, mar 01,oct 07
clomid x1 -ohss
lap x 1 apr/05-endomet left tube blocked,half of left ovary resected
1st ivf cycle nov/05 developed mild ohss again DEC 2ND/05 BFP u/s small sac slow heart beat small fetus misscariage at 9 weeks 1 day
fet may 06 -cancelled due to very rare -sub acute viral thyroiditis
fet oct 20-bfp ,beta 700 on nov 1 ,1700 on nov 3,3900 on nov 5 u/s 2 small sacs ,slow heart beat small fetuses m/c nov 23/06 ,day of our 9th wedding annivrsay
1 blast still frozen
IVF#2 july 07 7 BLASTS FROZEN 2 normal 2 have trisomies 3 not tested less than 6 cell on day 3 fet oct 25/07,transferred 2 instead of one ...oops
1st beta nov 2 bfp (again) 23,2nd beta 83 ,3rd beta 371 u/s nov 21 hb 118 bpm
beautiful baby boy Nayal born via planned c-section on july 3rd 2008 @ 12:35 pm
Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:15 AM
I am sorry that you've had such a long haul...how frustrating and discouraging for you to deal with these multiple disappointments!
I think that what this site has to offer is the shared experience of these very emotions: frustration, loss, longing and anxiety. The medical details, treatment protocols, etc. are certainly an important element of the dialogue on this forum, but what really connects members to one another is the solidarity of having a circuitous and sometimes agonising road to conception. I urge you to reach out to others on the basis of the emotions, experiences and coping strategies that you live with on a day to day basis.
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Specializing in Infertility
Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:31 PM
You are absolutely right in your observation that the majority of people here are actively using ART to help them conceive. To be quite honest, it's pretty rare in communities such as this for someone like you who has been trying for so long, not to be actively doing ART, then to finally have two ++ in one year followed by two losses. However, really, each of our stories makes us unique and it's the lessons we learn and the experiences we each have that allow us to contribute, to relate and to build relationships in this community.
There will always be someone who won't be able to understand why you or I, or someone else is here. They won't be able to relate and they won't be able to see past your ability to conceive. The hope however is that they will keep to themselves and that you will find the support that you need not for your inability to conceive, but for the repeated losses you've experienced, the years of effort, the sorrow and the frustration that you've experienced.
I am a firm believer that we can often be too quick to rush into IVF because of our emotional state and our strong desire to do something, anything that can help us achieve our dreams. I completely respect your choice to delay treatment and not to rush forth with ART until you have some answers, which hopefully will be easier to find with the sacrifices you've made.
Wishing you much success and some answers
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9 IUIs, 12 months Fermara, 4 months Clomid, 5 rounds of injectable, 1 LAP, 1 HSG, 2 Uterine Biopsies, 1 Postcoital, 1 IVF, 2 FETs... 2nd Fesh Cycle IVF - ++Beta 110!
TTC#2 - Dreams coming true... Surprise BFP Au Naturel! Never really started trying, but never gave up hope on dreams coming true. 20w2, after 6 days of strict bedrest, we lost our baby boy, Emmett to my incompetent cervix and he was born sleeping. 24cm long, 0.67lbs he was the most perfect little angel and has brought with him many lessons for us to remember him by.
Lightening strikes twice apparently>>>> May 24 ++HPT, Followed by ++Beta. Numbers are low, but doubling. EDD Feb1/2013 ~ Baby Boy arrived 5 weeks early in under 2hrs. Left me with 4th degree tears. 2 years later, still pending reconstructive surgery In that time hubby had a vasectomy. Never thought we'd have a chance to take fertility into our own hands