Pregnant with no.5 no live births

Abbey Louise Campbell

4 Posts
Reply Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 at 6:43am
I am 22 years old and my fiance is 31. I have had 4 1st trimester miscarriages so far:

1st - 13.5 weeks, missed miscarriage, measuring 9 weeks, 3 days. Took 1 dose misoprostol and spent 1 week in hospital, had to be assisted with forceps.

2nd - 4-5 weeks, spontaneous miscarriage. No treatment required.

3rd - 10 weeks, missed miscarriage, measuring 9 weeks, 2 days. Needed 10 doses of misoprostol, spent 1 week in hospital.

4th - 4-5 weeks, spontaneous miscarriage. No treatment required.

Now 6 weeks pregnant with baby no. 5, as you can see there seems to be a recurring pattern and I don't want 5th baby to end up the same as 1 and 3.

The problems that I know about and have been diagnosed with are as follows; Uterus Didelphys (pregnancies always occur in right uterus), interstitial cystitis, rhesus negative blood type (Fiance has positive blood type) I also suffer with depression and anxiety although I am not sure this has any effect on my pregnancy losses.

I am under the care of a miscarriage clinic and we have both had our bloods taken, I am not sure what tests were done but apparently all my tests came back negative and if I have a blood clotting disorder it has not shown up, My 3rd baby was sent of for testing and was found to be normal with no defects.

I am at a loss as to what might be wrong with me, I have been taking low dose asprin (75mg) daily at 12pm each day with this pregnancy only, along with folic acid (pregnacare) and omega 3 capsules as instructed by my consultant. Although I have read the latest research papers and feel fobbed off due to the research showing that asprin has no effect on live birth rates compared to placebo in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage.

I am beginning to think that this pregnancy will too end in miscarriage and that I will be unable to have children at all. Maybe it is due to one of my current known conditions.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
Abbey Louise Campbell

Dr. Braverman

1998 Posts
RE: Pregnant with no.5 no live births Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 at 8:10am
It does not appear you have had any of the critically imporatant immune testing performed , most of the times we can find a diagnosis in these cases which I do not beleive are related to the Didelphys Uterus. Your treatements certainly appear inadequate. Which clinic are you using? Best would be to fill out a consult from on the website and we can schedule a free 10 minute chat to discuss your case.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Abbey Louise Campbell

4 Posts
Reply RE: Pregnant with no.5 no live births Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 at 8:14am
I am under the care of Dr. Jayne Shillito and Prof. James Walker at the Leeds miscarriage clinic in the UK. He did say to us when he gave us our blood test results that I may have a blood clotting disorder but that their tests aren't sensitive enough to show up every disorder that exists. Hence the advice to take asprin. I will try to fill out one of your forms, thanks for your reply.
Abbey Louise Campbell

Abbey Louise Campbell

4 Posts
Reply RE: Pregnant with no.5 no live births Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 at 8:23am
I don't think I will be able to fill in your form, I do not have any insurance as I don't live in the US!
Abbey Louise Campbell

Dr. Braverman

1998 Posts
RE: Pregnant with no.5 no live births Posted on: Jan 11, 2015 at 8:56am
the intitial consult is free.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.