They said it was unlikely that they would discover the reason for my losses

After many tests it was discovered that I have "sticky blood", which in my case was genetic.

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by Laura

May 2016

When I was 22 I had a beautiful baby girl, great pregnancy no problems. When she was 2 and a half me and my husband started trying for another baby. I started spotting two days before my 12 week scan, I called medicom they said this was normal could be a number of things. But I knew something wasn't right. At my scan all that they could see was a sac no baby. They said Baby must have died at 6 weeks and mine was a missed miscarriage.

We tried again after one period, this time I didn't even make it to my scan.

We were then advised to wait three months before trying again which we did. Unfortunately it was a repeat of my first miscarriage just a sac again around a 6 week loss. I was then tested as I had had three miscarriages. They said that as I had a healthy girl with no complications during pregnancy or labour that it was unlikely that they would discover the reason for my losses. After many tests it was discovered that I have " sticky blood" which in my case was genetic. This meant that the blood supply going to the placenta was clotting,effectively starving my babies of food, oxygen etc.

They were surprised that I was able to carry my little girl as this should of affected her as well (I thank my lucky stars it didn't) she is in my eyes my miracle baby. I was told should I get pregnant again I would need to take 75mg of aspirin each day to stop the clotting. If this didn't work I would have to have blood thinning injections. I am happy to say that the aspirin did work and I now have a 11 week year old little boy. I still wonder if the babies I lost would have been girls or boys, what they would of looked like, been like. But I feel very lucky to have a happy ending.

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