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michelle063007 posted:
So today I finally got to have a consultation with the doctor we saw the day we found out we m/c this past time. I really like her because she is very proactive. She had fertility issues and a m/c herself so I feel like she gets it and wont give up where as some of the other doctors (even in the same practice) say eh, youre healthy. It just took this long to get in with her, so I started some testing with the doc who did my D&C and he tested for blood clotting and that is it. Today she tested for Vitamin D deficiency, hormone levels and lead levels (since we live in an 80 year old house--most everything has been updated, but it is possible that there is still some lead paint somewhere). She also suggested an HSG?--x-ray on the uterus, though only my 2nd m/c is conducive with the uterus being the problem (early and no d&c needed). She also is pushing for the genetic testing if it is financially possible. We have an appt with a genetic counselor next thurs. to find out how much it will cost. I'm really glad to have someone who I feel is going to push for answers for me but I somewhat feel more confused than ever now Now we just wait about a week for the blood tests to come back I guess. Some of these tests are a reach, but who knows. I'm just wondering, does anyone have any experience with any of these things?

I am also still considering seeing a specialist just for the peace of mind, but she did say that it is possible things that would be covered by ins. at a regular OBGYN office would not be covered if they were done at an RE office so it might not be worth it?? I just dont know...
Me (28), DH (34), TTC since 7/10, BFP 6/5/11, m/c 6/25/11, BFP 8/27/11, m/c 9/8/11, BFP 2/7/12, m/c 3/30/12
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ani05 responded:
It looks like your new Dr. is being pretty proactive and that's great. I really don't know much about the vit.D deficiency or the lead tests.
Regarding seeing a specialist,I say do what your gut tells you.I don't know if you are like me,I blame myself for my miscarriages and DD being born premature so sometimes I will do whatever it takes to give me peace of mind.This way if something happens down the road I can't say it happened b/c I did or didn't do something.Hope that helps you.
Ani(30),DH(31),DD(6).TTC for baby no.2 since 05/2009.BFP on 03/02/2011,M/C on 03/11/2011.BFP on 04/12/2012,M/C on 05/02/2012.
 
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prayforamiracle responded:
I hope you will find the answers you need to achieve a successful pregnancy. At least you feel like you are making some progress, I'm sure. I imagine that there are things that might be covered at a gyno, than are not at an RE. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

When will you hear from your blood work?
Prayforamiracle-Me(37)Dh(44)TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in miscarriage in 7/07. Dealing with MFI. Anovulatory and irregular cycles due to PCOS. 1st IUI 1/12=BFN, 2nd IUI 2/12=BFN
 
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michelle063007 replied to prayforamiracle's response:
Thanks guys, your support means so much. I should hear back in about a week on this bloodwork.
Me (28), DH (34), TTC since 7/10, BFP 6/5/11, m/c 6/25/11, BFP 8/27/11, m/c 9/8/11, BFP 2/7/12, m/c 3/30/12
 
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TeacherBeck responded:
So glad you have a doctor you like & TRUST

We went to a fertility center and met with the doctor there. They were AWESOME and laid out what kinds of tests would make sense for us, and then we met with the billing lady who gave us a WRITTEN number for how much it would cost and how much they could discount if insurance would not pay anything. So we knew going in how much anything would cost.
We did not end up doing any of the tests, though, b/c I called and spoke with the genticist who had examined Jackson and she said (for me) none of those tests seemed necessary (since they were all to determine issues with me and she was confident the issue was with his chromosomes).
I loved the fertility center people and doctor, and it was great to know how much $ we were looking at ahead of time instead of going in blindly. So, I don't know if that's an option, but if there are fertility centers in your area you may want to check into that option? I don't know if that's the same thing as an RE, but I know that was our next option after my regular OB.
(((hugs))
Becky(31) DH(38); 1 furbaby: Clark Kent

TRIGGS: After 1yr TTC bfp april '09 lost @ 20wks precious Jackson 8-06-09
TTCAL grad, sweet Juliet born 12-10-10 Praise God!


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