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Hi all,
I got pregnant in 2007 without trying, was well throughout my pregnancy until our little girl was delivered by emergency c-section in November 2007 (7 weeks early). She was delivered because I had pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, I was very ill and didn't meet her for a few days. All is great with her, no re-procutions from being prem. We started trying for a second child in September 2009 got pregnant November but miscarried at 8 weeks at Christmas. I got pregnant straight away, before having a period but miscarried again at the end of February at, I think, about 7 weeks. Was pregnant again in May but miscarried at 6 weeks in July. We have been trying since then but have not managed to get pregnant again. I turned 40 in April too :(

I have been seen by 2 consultants at St Mary's in Manchester, one is a pre-eclampsia specialist and the other is for recurrent miscarriage. They both say that the tests that I've had done are all 'normal' and that I should just keep trying. I have been taking low-dose aspirin since my last pregnancy (to reduce likelihood of pre-eclampsia again) but still miscarried. Both consultants are saying that next pregnancy I will also need to have daily injections of heparin. The consultants are saying my tests show that the pre-eclampsia and recurrent miscarriage are not related but I find that hard to believe.

I have seen an acupuncturist recently who recommended FF and Alan E Beer's book 'Is your Body Baby friendly?'. I have been reading it and so much of it seems relevant to me and now I'm worried that I'm not receiving the right treatment and without it am unlikely ever to conceive/sustain another pregnancy. I'm trying to find out as much as I can about reproductive immunology and who in the UK may be able to advise on the level of testing I require - I've heard there is a doctor at Nottingham Spire who was trained by Dr Beer. I know the level of testing/going private is likely to be very expensive but as I'm sure most FF feel, I'll do whatever I can.

Has anyone out there had similar experiences? Know what type of testing/treatment I may require? Know the name of doctors who are supportive of reproductive immunology research? I'd really appreciate any support/advice anyone could give

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to FF, Jude!! This is a great website for support, information, laughter and friendship, it has kept me (relatively!) sane though all my treatment. I don't know how I would have coped without the lovely people here. Have a good look round the site, post in whatever section you want and make yourself at home. There are so many sections here with a huge amount of information, so whatever you are going through there will be someone here to help you.

I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriages, I can't even imagine what you have been through. We do have an Investigations & Immunology section ~ CLICK HERE. The first 3 posts there are sticky ones (meaning they are always at the top) and they are Guide to immune testing from the UK, Immune FAQ, and List of tests - recurrent miscarriage and implantation/ivf failure. I am sure these three threads plus the lovely supportive ladies on that section would be able to give you more information.

Good luck - I hope whatever clinic you go to manages to sort things out for you and you will soon have a successful pregnancy. ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^

Sue ^hugme^
 
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