I had 3 early losses.

After the first I was assured it would most likely not happen again ... but it did.

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by Cathy

June 2016

I had 3 early losses. After the first I was assured it would most likely not happen again ... but it did. My treatment from hospital staff varied wildly; from compassion and determination from EPU staff and consultants to a young male doctor asking me in A&E "are you sure it's not just a period? You did use the pregnancy test properly in the first place didn't you?". 

Sadly after my 3rd loss I started feeling ill and it turned out my hormones were still very high (I had to fight a nurse to be seen as she told me "you can't just demand a blood test after a term - I mean loss" !!). It was lucky I did as within 24hr I was at Charing Cross, monitoring my bloods with a suspected partial molar (the materials from the surgical treatment of the 3rd loss showed why my bloods had not gone down). 
My local EPU also helped refer me to St Marys recurrent miscarriage unit as one dr suspected I had APS.
Two months later on my birthday, my bloods came down to 0. Two months after that St Marys began my tests: I did indeed have mild APS.

The next time I was pregnant I took Clexane and aspirin and my rainbow baby was born full term - small but healthy. 

I am so glad the medical staff followed that hunch and got me tested!

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