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Consultation today...miscarriage clinic

After having a 2nd failed attempt in August (miscarriage at 8 weeks) we had our follow up consultation today to discuss what happens next. I went today with the hope of being told that we can try again in November. The consultant said we can start again whenever we are ready however because I’ve had 2x miscarriages and one having a heartbeat he would like to refer me to the Miscarriage clinic on the NHS (usually costing £1000) to have bloods taking to find out if there is anything wrong before we try again. He has recommended that I do this because he doesn’t want me wasting my embryos and if there is anything wrong they can treat it.

It can take upto 6 weeks to get the results back and I don’t know how far away the appointment for the bloods will be, but we are hoping that everything will be ok and we can start in December. Not the outcome I wanted but the consultant was really nice and wants to make sure they cover everything before I try my third attempt. I came away feeling positive and a bit weary that they may find something wrong when they take my bloods. But fingers crossed we are heading in the right direction.

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I had recurrent miscarriage screening after 2 miscarriages (1 of identical twins discovered at 12 week scan) within 13 months and it showed nothing of significance.

As it's been offered to you I would have the tests done to give you peace of mind or to amend the treatment protocol. I know it might delay your treatment but it's probably worth getting it checked.


Hi Suzanne. I realise that this is not what you were hoping for at your recent consultation, but I do think that your consultant seems to be really interested and caring, in order to try and get down to trying to find out the reason for you miscarrying, before proceeding with your frozen embryos. Maybe nothing untoward will be found, but if there is, then you will be able to go forward knowing that they will be doing their best to prevent it happening again. Unfortunately, some of the tests are sent away for analysis, so this explains the waiting time. Try and see it all as a positive outcome, and

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Hi I am really sorry to hear about your miscarriage, I know exactly what you have been through as I to had a miscarriage at 7 weeks on our 2nd ICSI cycle. On the subject of the tests, I think you are extremely lucky that your Consultant is interested in you successfully having a baby and has suggested these tests. After I had my miscarriage, my clinic suggested another scan of my uterus (which I did, but showed nothing), but after doing a lot of research on early miscarriage and implantation failure, out of our own pocket, (as we were doing it privately), I saw a miscarriage consultant and had some basic tests (around £1000) that covered immune issues and blood clotting issues. I also read a fantastic book by Dr Alan Beer, called Is your body baby friendly? Although all my tests came back negative, the miscarriage consultant agreed that I could take the medication as if I did have a problem (steroid, baby aspirin and Clexane, a blood thinning injection) for our next cycle our, our daughter is now 4 1/2 years old. We will never know if it was these drugs (I took baby aspirin on the cycle I miscarried & I had never been pregnant before), but I think you have to go with what feels right for you and what you are comfortable with. I would definitely have the tests if they are being offered to you as you don't want to put yourself through having another miscarriage. If it does delay things by a few months it will be worth it when you hold your baby in your arms :-) All the very best x


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