I’m new and so glad I came across this group on Health Unlocked. I’m looking for some advice/support/others that have experienced what I have.
I had an obstetric APS diagnosis last May after 2 miscarriages at 8-9 weeks in July & Nov 2017. (I have a 4yo son too & that pregnancy went fine with no complications)
I found out I was pregnant in Dec 2018 and took low dose aspirin from the start & was put on daily clexane injections at 5 weeks. I was also having bi-weekly acupuncture sessions. Unfortunately I went for an early scan yesterday at 8+5 weeks and although the baby was the right size - there was no heartbeat. I’ve had a D&C this morning & it’s been sent for karotyping although my doctor is assuming as all 3 losses were at 8-9 weeks it’s immunological and down to the APS.
I guess what I’m looking for is any similar experiences? Anyone have a loss on treatment and then gone on to have a successful pregnancy? Any statistics on loss on treatment then a successful live birth? Any additional treatments I should look at/speak to my doctor about? I’ve read about steroids/progesterone supps in addition to blood thinners/getting egg quality checked again. Anything I can do naturally/through diet to improve APS? Should I be on treatment outside of pregnancy? (Loss is my only symptom- no history of clots/stroke//heart problems to date so I’m assuming not) no lupus - only a high level of the igm antibodies.
My doctor is going to look into referring me to a recurrent miscarriage and APS specialist. I’ve fallen quickly with all 3 (which after 2 years of trying for my son still surprised me every time) but my body is just not keeping them.
I’m 38 so time is against me. (Hubby is 44) I desperately want a second child but not sure myself or my husband could cope with a 4th miscarriage - that’s of course if he even agrees to give it another go.
Any advice, experience, stories or input would be much appreciated.
Thank you x