I think that some (many?) of you may have gone through testing for HLA matching.
My first question is did your RE recommend it, or did you ask for it? What lab did you use? If you had a match, what is your strategy for dealing with it?
My situation: original RE did not consider it an important part of work up. After numerous disappointing cycles, we pursued it with a nationally known expert on our own. We were told by this expert that there was no matching problem. Now new RE is suggesting that there actually may be a matching problem after all! I am super frustrated.
Would appreciate any experiences you have had. TIA!
TTC #1 12/2009
BFP #1 1/2010, M/C 6 weeks
BFP #2 6/2010, DD lost to congenital heart disease, we are heartbroken
TTC #2 4/2011, diagnosed MTHFR, FVL
Four natural cycles BFN; Clomid IUI BFN; Follistim IUI BFN;
1/2012 IVF #1 BFN
4/2012 FET BFP #3
5/2012 7w1d u/s: anembryonic demise; M/C @ 8w.
6/2012 found Stage II/III endo on laparoscopy, removed w/ laser.
8/2012 IVF #2 epic fail: no viable embryos.
Vacation, break, second opinions, on to new RE.
1/2013 Surprise chemical pregnancy BFP #4 (break cycle), IVF #3 postponed.
2/2013 TI w/ hormonal support, prednisone, aspirin, Lovenox, acupuncture gave us a miracle BFP #5!
Heartbeat on U/S at 6w1d! Baby,please stay!!
Our miracle baby boy arrived 10/2013! We are so in love!!
10/2014 Surprise BFP #6
Our second daughter arrived in May 2015! We are so grateful!