I'll prob DD this later, just so her business isn't out on the web......
My BIL (DHs brother) and SIL have been TTC for 2-3 years now. In the last 21 months, she's had 3 miscarriages, 2 of which happened at 10 wks and have been confirmed via testing to be due to chromosomal abnormalities--they told her back luck and age (she's 35 now).
They spent 2011 doing IUI. They start IVF this month because their insurance has quit paying for IUI (she has a whole host of other issues--doesn't ovulate....I don't know all of the things), even though really they could keep on with the IUI since she does get pregnant with it, just doesn't keep the pregnancy.
I asked her if the drs had a plan in place that was any different from what they had been doing during the IUIs to help her stay pregnant with the IVF. She said no, they just told her the chromosomal abnormalities were due to bad luck and age and that while they could screen the embryos before transfer, they'd need to be screening for something(s) specific, not just random abnormalities.
Here's my follow up question that I don't want to ask her because I don't want to hurt her feelings....isn't there more the doctors can be doing to prevent her from miscarrying again due to the same reasons??
DH and I just hurt for them so much to have a baby and I know our family/fertility situation can't be easy for them and they've been really great about it, save for a few minor-ish incidents. I don't want to ask too many questions because I don't want to inadvertently hurt her feelings in doing so.
Wanted to see if y'all have any knowledge or experience with this. Thanks!