recurrent miscarriage

Coping with pregnancy after miscarriage

by admin on May 3, 2011

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Having a miscarriage is SHIT. It hurts, mentally AND physically. It takes time to grieve, to recover, to get to the point when you are strong enough to want to try again. Then, when you do get pregnant it’s impossible not to be paranoid it might happen again. It’s hard to get excited, to relax and enjoy being pregnant when each day you wake up fearing the worst.

Despite miscarriage wrongly being seen as a taboo subject, I have no qualms talking about my experiences and have often blogged about what I’ve been through. I have actually had 4 miscarriages, 3 of them since my daughter was born (she is 3). Trying for a second has been a long, expensive and often heart-breaking journey. I had test after test at St Mary’s Hospital (the UK’s leading miscarriage clinic) in London, where I was eventually diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder and Asherman’s Syndrome. Both these conditions are thankfully treatable. I was put on aspirin and daily heparin injections for the blood clotting and had surgery to treat Asherman’s.  [click to continue…]

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Let's Talk Miscarriage

by 21stcenturymummy on November 4, 2010

My heart goes out to Lily Allen following her miscarriage. I don’t think there will be anything anyone can say/do to make her feel any better right now, especially as she was so far on her pregnancy. It’s made me think of my situation. I had one miscarriage before my daughter (now 2 and a half) was born and three since. They were all before 12 weeks, so I can’t begin to imagine how hard it must be to lose the baby your carrying at 6 months.

Everyone deals with miscarriage differently, but it can be a traumatic experience. [click to continue…]

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again

March 16, 2010

I have an adorable two year old, but for the past year, I’ve been trying for another baby, and had a third miscarriage in January. For the past couple of months I have been feeling pretty disheartened by the whole thing. It has taken up most of my energy and focus and has been quite […]

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Recurrent Miscarriage, my story

November 30, 2009

Miscarriages are awful things. The statistics on how many people have them are so high, it’s actually something like 1 in 3 (some women wouldn’t even know).  It’s often not really talked about. For example, I mentioned it to the girls in my NCT group after my first miscarriage and found out one girl had had […]

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Miscarriage Update – ERPC afterall

October 10, 2009

Firstly it look likes the medical management of my miscarriage didn’t work after all. I had such high hopes, but it looks like my body doesn’t want to let go. My only other option is to wait, but it could be a long wait and I just want to get it over with. So now […]

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Recurrent Miscarriage – next steps

September 28, 2009

So, I think the medical management worked for my latest miscarriage (see post below). Definitely the way I would choose, if it happens again –  although I hope with all my heart it won’t. So now I’ve got an appointment with Raj Rai. Based at St. Mary’s Hospital Paddington, and working with Prof Lesley Reagan, […]

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