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    jenboo posted:
    I 'm 44 with an 8 year old. I just had my second miscarriage in 6 months, with one chemical pregnancy as well, the 1st at 6 1/2 weeks, this one at 8 weeks after seeing the embryo with a strong heartbeat the week before. But I had felt my pregnancy symtoms falling away for a week or so before that. It was the same in the previous miscarriage.. I told my doctor and she said don't worry unless you have bleeding
    So Firstly, does anyone know if the embryo should be tested? ( Sorry for details but I have it as it all came out all together.) And secondly, what kind of tests are there to find out why the pregnancy hormones seem to be dropping when they should be increasing? Is this age? I just don't know if we should bother trying anymore, but feel that I would like to at least once more, so I'm wanting to make this time count.
    ani05 responded:
    First of all,sorry for your losses. Second,they do testing on embryos.I know that b/c when I had my first m/c my Dr told to bring(sorry tmi) all the tissue in.What tests they performed I am not sure but I just wanted to let you know.They didn't find anything wrong. Did they test your progesterone levels? That's really important and easy to fix.
    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.
    perry147 responded:
    jenboo- sorry for your loss. With my second m/c and my first d/c I had my tissue tested to make sure it wasn't anything major because I was about 40. It ended up being the trisomy-16, the most common reason for a m/c. The second d/c is being tested now because of my age again, I'm 43, and I still want to try to have another child. My RE said to test because of my age to make sure it's not a genetic issue that might suggest I stop trying. I think you should test because I know it put me at ease knowing. I'm on borrowed time as it is. GL and let us know what you decide.
    Me 43 DH 42 DS 9/10/10 2m/c @ 8wks 4/09 and 11 wks d/c 9/09 diagnosed w/ 2 mutations of MTHFR. TTC 2 m/c3 9/11. m/c4 2/2012. Moved on to injections. BFP 8/27/12 Waiting to m/c, blighted ovum.
    jenboo replied to perry147's response:
    Thanks for the kind responses.. My doctor said yesterday there was no reason to test embryo, which isn't really correct as you say, because I do want to rule out genetic problems at my age. Unfortunately I'm using socialised medicine here, and will have to go private to get any decent answers. My progesterone levels were checked before I got pregnant, and all hormone levels were good, but nothing checked afterwards, even when i reported that my symptoms had drastically dropped off around the 6th week. Would they normally test hormones during early pregnancy if you report decreasing symptoms? I'm just trying to get an idea what would be happening in private medicine in a more medically advanced country.
    vybe77 replied to jenboo's response:
    jenboo- So sorry for your loss ((hugs))
    I agree that there should be testing done when there is a loss, if for no other reason to at least find out if it was a genetic or hormonal problem so that they might be able to try to prevent things from reoccurring the next time..
    I read your story and find myself wondering the same thing about my newly discovered pregnancy..
    I am currently 5w4d and this is my third pregnancy in 15 months, the other two ending in m/c (respectively at 6w and 8w)..I confirmed this new one last Saturday and started to feel some slight symptoms on Sunday (constipation, slightly sore breast and nipples, slight back cramps and more frequent urination) but since Wednesday all of my symptoms have fallen away and have yet to return..with my last two losses I remember being almost symptom free for most of the time I was pregnant..
    I read up online that the presence of morning sickness and other symptoms reduces the risk of m/c by almost 70%..
    What's worse is that I have an OB who will see me only when I am pregnant and not until the 10th week..since I have had two losses in less than a year they set up my first appt. for 8 weeks but until then I have only the ER to go through if I feel I should get things checked out..
    For the past 48 hrs, I've had a bad anxiety driven scared feeling in my stomach that I just can't seem to has literally made me incapable of sleeping my full nights and it is affecting my days also..
    I am trying to not go to the ER because it unfortunately reminds me too much of the last two losses..I'm trying to ride things out until Nov. 6th..
    Has anyone known or been through a pregnancy that was relatively symptom free and still went on to deliver a helathy LO?
    Mom of 4 hopes to have 1 more
    jenboo replied to ani05's response:
    Hi, they tested my hormone levels before I got pregnant and they were really good. Does anyone know what the reasons for hormone levels dropping off in early pregnancy leading to miscarriage are? My doctor said that it could be genetic problems to do with my age..44. Is it possible to treat hormone levels falling in early pregnancy?
    ani05 replied to jenboo's response:
    A lot of times Doctors don't really know why miscarriages happen.When I had my tests done my Dr told that there was only 50% probability that I would get an answer.
    Sometimes genetic problems are caused from mismatched DNA from the parents,so age is not always the cause.There are tests available to find out if that's the case.
    From what my doctor told me once your hormone levels start to drop there is no way to stop a miscarriage.Hopefully that helped.
    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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