3 losses after 3 healthy babies


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Reply Posted on: Jan 7, 2015 at 10:36am
Hi Dr. Braverman,
I posted another similar question recently, but I don't think it posted. My apologies if this is a bit of a repeat! I have three healthy children (7, 4, and 2), but since my third healthy baby I have had losses at 21 weeks, 15 weeks, and 10 weeks. All of our losses were tested and there was nothing wrong, chromosomally or otherwise. We were monitored very closely with the last two losses and all seemed fine until one day there would be no heartbeat. I feel as though something changed with my body at the end of my last healthy pregnancy. I can't pinpoint what it is, but it is almost like my metabolism revved up and I just feel different. Now, while pregnant I am unable to gain weight, and actually lose weight despite eating more than usual. My doctors have all brushed off my feelings as "nothing" or "totally normal", but I know something is not right (obviously, I guess!). Even with my third healthy baby, I was losing weight througout the last trimester and was very concerned. My doctor thought it was fine as long as the baby was fine. I also developed pica during my last healthy pregnancy despite normal iron levels. Also, I had terrible headaches with my losses that were not a symptom during my healthy pregnancies. Again, my doctors do not have anything to say about any of that. I am homozygous MTHFR a1298c and homozygous PAI-1 (4G/4G), but I'm not sure how that plays into everything. I was on baby aspirin and lovenox (40 mg daily) for my last pregnancy, but it didn't help. Do you have any insight on any of this? My doctors always tell me I'm the only one they've seen like this and tell me that I have to accept that I can't have any more healthy children. Have you successfully treated women with a history like mine? I hate not having any answers. Thank you!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: 3 losses after 3 healthy babies Posted on: Jan 8, 2015 at 7:52pm
Yes I see cases like yours quite often , and there is still much hope for you. Many of these cases are antibody mediated . It may also be due to a new underlying autoimmuen issue. Our testing should resolve this and offer you some solutions. Feel free to call our office and schedule a 10 minute free consult , or fill out one of our consult requests on the website and we will get in touch with you.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.