Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum, 35yo, and had my 2nd miscarriage last week (never had a live birth). Knowing the statistics for a 3rd loss is much higher now, I'm wondering what tests some of you did? I'm not sure what to advocate for when I see the doctor in a couple of weeks and just want to have some sort of plan when I'm there. I don't have other women to talk to about this, not even my mom. They've had a real easy time getting pregnant, staying pregnant, and having a healthy birth. I feel so lost and empty right now. Not doing out normal Christmas plans this year cause I just can't be around all the babies this time around. Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts on possible tests to inquire about.
Re: 2nd consecutive miscarriage, what to test for?
DS born 6/2017, became a heart angel 8/2018
Have you checked into your insurance yet? My insurance covers IF diagnostic but has certain requirements for covering treatment. DHs insurance covers diagnostic but not treatment. I would definitely look into it. I wouldn't wait either. Loss is heartbreaking and I wish I would have gotten the testing at my second and not waited for the 3rd (LC so my OB was a bit more hesitant to beleive something is going on). I can tell you that I had a plethora of tests run so far. I have pics of my paperwork so you can see what was run (in spoiler) on me. DH has some but mostly to check for STDs and then his chromosomes.
I second going to an RE now if you are able, that way you can find out sooner what may or may not be going on. I went after two MMC they did a full workup of testing for everything: AMH, FSH, thyroid, immune disorders, hysteroscopy, HSG (there may have been more, can’t remember all of them). It was nice to know I didn’t have any medical issues other than a blocked tube, though the verdict that being AMA it’s likely just an egg quality issue and we dealing with the chromosomal lottery was a bit frustrating.
All the best in your TTC journey, happy to answer any questions you have.
Also, I just want to point out that your comment "I get pregnant everytime we try" is a little in poor taste. Simply saying getting pregnant isnt an issue will paint the same picture. Many of us go months and years without even getting a BFP to try and have hope of keeping. We try to refrain from hurting others (I do know that this was absolutely not your intent) whenever we can.
Anyway, I had a bunch of bloodwork done first. Everything from A1C (sugar) to Vitamin D to other things (I have the list somewhere, but it's a ton).
They did the hsg (blue dye) test to make sure the uterine cavity and tubes were all clear and good to go.
Mine had a questionable spot so I had a saline sonogram, which came back clear.
I had an endometrial biopsy for my progesterone test (I know they also test progesterone other ways as well).
I had a test for ureaplasma as well as some other infection type.
They also did some sort of test thing where they went in and counted how many follicles I had.
DH had a sperm analysis and bloodwork.
Um, I think that was it? I'll add if I think of anything else!