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Recurrent late miscarriage

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  • Posted By: littleacorn
  • October 28, 2006
  • 11:38 PM

Hi there I was wondering if anyone out there can help. I have suffered 4 miscarriages in the last year 2 early and 2 late (at 16 weeks and most recently at 5 months when I delivered our daughter Catherine). There was no warning whatsoever with the loss of Catherine, my waters broke after a build of pressure for about 5 minutes with no pain or contractions. When we went to the hospital they found that my cervix was closed but Catherine had died so they had to induce me to deliver her which was heartbreaking. We have had every test imaginable after the third miscarriage including full bloods to test hormone levels, chromosomes tests on us both, test for antiphospholipid anti-bodies, a hysteroscopy under general anaesthetic and everything came back with normal results. We just want to know why this keeps happening to us and would really appreciate if anyone out there would have any advice to help us. I already have a 14 year old son from a previous relationship when I was very young and had no problems whatsoever with that pregnancy other than the fact that it was a ventouse delivery as my cervix stopped dilating at 8cm and my son got stuck in my pelvis. I also had a colonoscopy and Leeps treatment done on my cervix for CIN II cells 4 years ago and had to have a D&C after the pregnancy I lost last year at 16 weeks. Hopefully someone out there will be able to help us to ask the right questions when we go for the post-mortem meeting with our obstetrician in 2 weeks.

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  • I'm so sorry. I don't have an answers for you because I have had the same problem. I have also had two late miscarriages (15 weeks each time) and I have had every test under the sun as well. I also have had healthy pregnancies as well. (4 yr old and 2 1/2 year old). The miscarriages occurred with my last two pregnancies. I will be seeking answers as well and if I find any I will surely share them.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
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  • So sorry for your loss. I know the devestation of miscarrying. I was nearly 6 months pregnant when my labor was induced because of exposed membranes after dialating too soon. After a subsequent "Non-viable" pregnancy (empty sac), I was diagnosed as having an "incompetent cervix." Whilst pregnant with my daughter, I was given a "Cerclage " which is a medical procedure to assure the cervix remains closed throughout the pregnancy. Everything was fine, although I did have weekly visits to the Dr and gained loads of weight. I gave birth to a 9lb 5 oz girl who will turn 13 this month. This procedure is performed while you are awake and there is no pain involved. I was placed on bed rest for 6 months. There is nothing Doctors can do until you are 3 months pregnant. The procedure is not done until this time. Most spontaneous abortions or miscarriages occur up until the 3rd month of pregnancy, or so the doctors have said. Don't be discouraged and don't give up. Ask questions re: your cervix and whether a cerclage would be an option for your next preganancy if you decide to try again.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 10:20 AM
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