We are having our review with our consultant this afternoon to talk about our last cycle and perhaps get some answers as to why we had a chemical pregnancy. I was wondering if I should be asking key questions? should I ask for any particular tests to be done? thanks!x
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Could be the usual answer "just unlucky" but I would definitely ask about thrombophilia test panel. This checks blood clotting and various proteins as well as lupus etc. On the back of this (long story but I ended up having the panel tested 1.5x) one of my tests came back with a very slightly raised response to lupus. Because of that I have taken a baby aspirin each day. My clinic has said it's not needed but not harmful as my second test for that came back negative. But for me, besides relaxation and mindfulness as well as kineseology I really think that has helped me so far. Diane Arnold also has a list of questions. You can email her and she will send you a list of questions xx
haha! yeah you are right, I won't go wild! I bought a fertility yoga DVD so need to try that. It's great having the mother in law doing what she does, and she literally lives down the road from me so even better! I won't go crazy, but I feel I need to do something to make me feel that I am going in the right direction. But I can't spend loads as our next round is already expensive!xx
Good luck with your appointment.
I’m sorry for your chemical pregnancy, I had one. And I really wanted answers & a solution so it couldn’t happen again. I think that was my grief talking. My fertility doctor put it down to “ just very bad luck “ & didn’t believe further investigation at that point was necessary. He reassured us there was no reason to suspect it would happen again. And he offered us miscarriage tests if I was to suffer another loss & not make us wait till loss no 3 as which he thinks is cruel. We took comfort from that & really I just needed to get my endometriosis properly dealt with & as you know we have had success & I haven’t had another chemical pregnancy. I hope that gives you hope, lots of women will have a chemical pregnancy but most will go on to have a successful pregnancy & you can too. ❤️
Saying that you can ask about low dose steroids such as prednisone ( I take them till 12 weeks) & low dose aspirin for the next round.
Let us know how you get on. ❤️ xoxo