I've been MIA for awhile distracted with some unrelated health issues. Now that those things have seemed to been resolved, I wanted to get back to this community. I thought I'd share what the results were of my RPL testing in hopes that it helps others in some way.
So I've had 2 miscarriages, about 6 months apart, and both were around 6/7 weeks. With my second loss we chose to go forward with testing because it is covered by insurance. We had genetic testing done on the baby and blood work done on me. We are on the fence about genetic testing for my husband and myself. We found out that there was a chromosomal defect, which of course is the most common cause of loss. The doctor said there is a chance that my husband and I are both carriers, but even if we were we would have a 50/50 chance. The blood work revealed that I have a MTHFR mutation (a clotting issue). The doctor prescribed me extra folic acid, and extra B6 and B12 vitamins. I'll also continue my prenatals and add a baby aspirin.
I don't know if any of this will make a difference, but I feel like I'm being proactive and that sense of control helps a little bit. We start all the supplements next week and after some time we'll try TTC again. I am feeling more hopeful again. We'll see...
Married 01-04-2013 *AMA* 40 in June 2015 **1-19-15 Childless, not by choice" 1st EDD- 12-02-13 MC 5/1/13 @4w6d 2nd EDD 11-13-14 MC 4/15/14: discovered 1st twin @5w 2nd twin @10w 3Rd BFP- 10-10-14 EDD 6/16/15: MC 10-16-14 @5w2d
Post by constanthope on Feb 28, 2015 18:19:18 GMT -5
It helps to feel not so helpless when there is a plan in place, I'm glad you have started to develop yours! I have just mentioned this in a previous post, but it is my experience that chromosomal testing (to check if you are 46xx and YH is 46xy) should be covered by insurance. Those results might aid in your decision whether or not to pursue genetic testing. I also have a friend IRL who has been diagnosed with the MTHFR gene mutation, and while I have very little knowledge on the subject, she has become a large proponent of L-methylfolate instead of folic acid based on her diagnosis. It may be something worth looking into, or mentioning to your doctor. Best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do ((hugs))
So sorry to hear of your losses. I'm also a fellow MTHFR, and I was told throwing more folic acid at it is like throwing grains of sand at a rabbit hole. My dr recommended I take Methylfolate. Since our bodies do not convert folic acid to folate well, taking Methylfolate helps take the "middle man" out of the conversion process. There are a lot of good studies on this, so you might check them out. Its a natural substance, and I think you can find it on Amazon, but I found a local health food store that is willing to carry it for me. Good luck.
Me-35 DH-36 Married since 9/21/2013 DX- Me- PCOS + MTHFR, DH- Perfect and Proven
TTC since 2007 (with a 2.5 year break due to "life restructuring") All BFN's until May 2014 (mc at 5w) and Oct 2014 (mc at 11w3d, 12/16/14), includes 2 failed medicated IUI cycles and 3 failed TI medicated cycles since May 2014
I'm sorry for your losses. I hope the testing can give you some answers to help you move forward. We will be doing testing from our D&C Wednesday. I already know it's mostly likely a chromosome issue at my age, but I'd still like to know and maybe it can help the Dr.'s. I always like to think that the more information they have, the better. Take care of yourself.
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