At the miscarriage clinic

Recently, we had our appointment at the miscarriage clinic. I got so excited with the news of the juicy follicle waiting for me that I forgot to report on what else went on during the visit.

We were very lucky to be seen in this specialist clinic, because normally we wouldn’t get an appointment, unless we had 3 recurrent miscarriages. This is our second, but who knows I may have had more, but because I hadn’t been testing for pregnancy, they may have happened at such an early stage, I never even knew I was pregnant. Anyway I was very lucky to have a sympathetic midwife, who pushed for an appointment for me, chiefly on the basis of my age and my history of breast cancer.

We had chromosomal analysis done of both our bloods just after the miscarriage – there was no fetus to test, but if there had been, that would have been done also. Pregnancy loss due to chormosomal abnormality is common, but our tests came back negative, so that can now be ruled out.

I had a blood test done to check the levels of antibodies in my blood and I will get the results of this at my next appointment. If it happened that there were high levels of antibodies in the blood, the usual procedure is to prescribe a low dose of aspirin or heparin.

I already mentioned the baseline scan I had done on my uterus and ovaries and everything seems fine there – some thickening of the uterine lining, but this may have been due to the stage of my cycle. I already know that is is thicker than normal because of the time I spent on the cancer hormone drug, Tamoxifen. This shouldn’t affect a future pregnancy though.

We suspect that all these tests will show up nothing, and that the miscarriage is down to nature’s editing, but I feel hugely relieved and grateful to be in the hands of a specialist team.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. louisa
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 18:13:56

    Wishing you good luck with your TTCing! I hope it all goes well for you.


  2. zita
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 18:14:44

    Yes, most tests such as your describe show up nothing in the end which can almost be a disappointment in a funny sort of way.


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