Fertility, Miscarriage & IVF Support by MamaBe
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Chemical pregnancy 😢

Morning ladies and gents, so after a positive start to the week my clinic called yesterday to say that my hcg levels had dropped and the pregnancy is a chemical one. I’m absolutely gutted. Our first pregnancy over 2 yrs ago was natural and was also chemical. We have struggled ever since and was over the moon that our first round of ivf had worked. I don’t understand why my pregnancies won’t go past 5weeks. Is this just sheer bad luck? I know that some of you have been through so much more and for that I’m so sorry. I just want to know why? Do you have any advice or suggestions for any tests that I can request from my gp or privately? I don’t know if I can do another round not knowing if there is anything wrong. Should I look at karotyping or the killer cells test? I don’t even know what they are called or what I should really be requesting. I just don’t want to get fobbed off by my doctor again. Has anyone else had 2 back to back miscarriages and gone on to have a healthy pregnancy? Thank you 😞 x

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Oh sweetie I am so so sorry to hear of your looses.

It is absolutely heart breaking especially when it is such a wanted and fought for baby.

I wish I had words of wisdom.

I had a early miscarriage on July - fell naturally after 6 yes 6 years of ttc only to lose the baby at 4 and half weeks.

I still feel the lose now and I’m still struggling with it and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so un Christmassy- I was told to enjoy my Christmas by my consultants secretary ( long story) I wanted to scream!!!!

As for testing as you have suffered 2 looses I would see if you can be referred to the miscarriage clinic for further investigations. You should be able to do on the nhs via gp or fertility consultant.

I had my nk cells tested last year came back as slightly high so I take low dose steriods during the early weeks of a pregnancy. I had the blood test - some prefer biopsy some blood test - best to Check with your specialist.

I also was given progesterone pessaries to take during pregnancy- but as you had ivf you would’ve been prescribed those.

I haven’t got a success story since my loss- I have had many issues since and the long and short is im having a hysteroscopy in January as my consultant thinks there is tissue that needs removing based from a recent scan ( uneven thick lining)

I’m sure many ladies will be able to advise on miscarriage testing and I wish you the best.

I think it’s fair enough to want answers for the looses and I hope you get answers soon.

Do hold onto the fact you can conceive - with trying this is half the battle and maybe with additional medication will support your pregnancy better.

All the best xoxo

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Thanks so much for your reply Jess and I’m really sorry to hear of your loss. Life can be so cruel. 😔

I’ve asked my clinic for a follow up to discuss and I’ll speak to my gp next week asking for a referral to the miscarriage clinic following your advice.

I know what you mean about Xmas, it’s normally my favourite time of year but I can’t help but think of the sadness that is now associated with it.

I wish you all the best on your journey and hope that we get some good news soon! Xx

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Hello,

Very sorry to hear about your chemical pregnancies.

I had a miscarriage at 7 weeks (before we started IVF) I then had 2 chemical pregnancies with my first 2 rounds of IVF.

I did go to my GP who unfortunately wouldn't refer me for any investigation (you might have more luck). My GP told me that they wouldn't class a chemical pregnancies as a miscarriage in terms of investigation which I was so gutted about. I hope your GP will be more understanding!

I just wanted to say please don't lose hope, after our 3 losses I honestly didn't believe I'd ever become pregnant without an early loss. I went into my third round of IVF doing it just because it was time, not because I was hopeful it would work. I was so negative. I'm currently 11+5 from my third round so miracles really can happen.

Xxx

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Hi Amanda, thanks for your reply. Congratulations on your pregnancy, such great news and I’m sorry for your losses. :( I have a feeling that my gp won’t be very helpful, they haven’t been this far but it’s worth a shot. It’s nice to have hope that it has worked for you and therefore could for me to. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy xx

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Thank you so much.

I hope your GP will be helpful, it's definitely worth a shot!

Yes, don't lose hope as it can definitely happen 🙂 Some miracles just take a little longer xxx

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