Has anyone had experience with autoimmune issues and miscarriage? I am reading a lot about it and I even mentioned it to my RE at last visit and asked if we should be testing for it and/or if I should be taking anything... background: my dad has autoimmune issues and takes an injection for severe rheumatoid arthritis. I have now had two transfers with 3 high grade embryos (1 at fresh transfer, 2 at FET) and got a positive beta both times only to lose the pregnancies very early - biochemicals.
Anyway, my RE promptly told me not to worry and it's all 'witchcraft theories' with no real scientific backing. He says my situation has simply been bad luck. But the more I read, the more I understand why low dose prednisone (5-10mg) is being automatically added to many IVF programs in North America. Prednisone is a corticosteroid and lowers immune function - hence your body not rejecting or attacking the embryo.
Any insight you may have would be great.