Hello, my husband and I have just experienced our 3rd miscarriage (all first trimester) - all just over a year's time. After the 2nd miscarriage, my OBGYN ordered a round of blood tests - and in the meantime I was to take baby aspirin up until the next time we became pregnant. The results from the labs indicated that I was/am positive for the MTHFR genetic mutation (a compound hetero). Extra blood tests were ordered from an outside hemotologist and no other abnormalities showed. With this knowledge in hand, my OBGYN said as soon as we become pregnant the next time, to come in and begin Lovenox injections immediately (blood thinner). No mention of extra folic acid, B vitamins or any other supplements were brought up. Overall, I was on baby aspirin and prenatals up until the time of pregnancy; then switched to daily Lovenox injections (40 mg), prenatal vitamins (with iron), prometrium (progesterone hormonal supplements) and a DHA supplement. As mentioned before, the baby aspirin stopped as soon we found out we were pregnant with this time around.
Now that we have experienced our third loss, I am angry and feeling quite alone in this battle to find reasons and causes. Why can't I hold onto these babies?
Has anyone been in a similar boat? Can you please shed any light on this subject for me? What route did you take - any other medications, vitamins, that you took prior to and during your pregnancies, etc? Any other actions/steps we need to look into?
We just had an initial consultation with a fertility specialist. This Friday I will have bloodwork drawn, thyroid checked and uterine study (HSG) this December after I have been through my regular cycle. Next week I will be meeting with a hemotolgist (blood disorder specialist).
What am I missing? I feel like there ARE answers but that the medical field is not quick to say that MTHFR is a strong cause for recurrent miscarriages. I am utterly lost, confused and desperate to find answers.