Getting off the Rollercoaster - Going for Adoption

Friday, July 28, 2006

The mountains call

Four-drug strategy reduces repeat miscarriages

Not sure if above link will work - some day I will HAVE to make the time to figure out all this HTML stuff, but it won't be for a couple of weeks - we are off to do the Hohen Weg (Glacier Route) of the Stubai mountains near Innsbruck in Austria.

See you in a couple of weeks.


  • Thanks for the link to the article, and have a wonderful trip. I hope that it will be a refreshing, rejuvenating time for you.

    By Anonymous Jill, at 3:31 pm  

  • I've been lurking (bloglines that is) for some time now, and wanted to thank you for posting this. Surprised at the prednisone, would have thought some form of heparin instead, but interesting nonetheless.

    Enjoy your trip...

    By Blogger Lisa P., at 5:58 pm  

  • Vivien hi, thanx for the link, i've forwarded this to my miscarriage mgmt nurse & the miscarriage will be interesting to see what they say.....thank you. Have a beautiful time away....rejuvenate, rest, enjoy xx

    By Blogger Womb in Waiting, at 9:09 am  

  • Oh Vivien, I'm so sorry for all the pain you're experiencing. It's devasting to lose one pregnnacy, let alone six. It's difficult not to be too hard on your self, but know that it's not your fault. I don't know why this is happening to you but I so wish I could help. I hope that you are able to have a child, by whatever means will work for you. There is no wrong way! I wish you love and peace of mind on your trip. Take some time and be good to yourself. xoxoxoxo

    By Blogger Anna, at 5:16 pm  

  • This is what I did this time (28 weeks 7th pregnancy, 5 miscarriages) - 150mg of aspirin, 400mg cyclogest, 25mg prednisolone, extra folic acid & 20mg clexane a day. With the exception of borderline anticardiolipins all my recurrent loss screening has been normal.

    I'm so sorry for you losses.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:35 pm  

  • Hi, Viv. If I remember correctly, I had prednisone right around the time of the embryo transfer. I definitely had the baby aspirin, progesterone-in-oil, and tons of folate as well as estrogen. So far so good. Now that could be because the eggs were donated from a 22 year old, but I like to believe that all the drugs I've taken helped. That's one thing the RE said early on - that she wanted to pinpoint the cause of my miscarriages, if possible (MTHFR), because it would be really tragic to miscarry the donor eggs after all we've been through.

    Have a great trip!!

    By Blogger Sue, at 4:52 am  

  • Dear Vivien, I am only getting caught up now -- I'm so sorry you've been having pain on top of everything. I hope it's gone now. And I'm so glad your talk with the adoption person was so positive. Keeping all available fingers crossed.

    What a fascinating study! Have a wonderful, relaxing, forget-everything-else time in Austria.

    By Anonymous Kath, at 3:51 pm  

  • Hope you're having a great trip. It's a fascinating article--I would have thought heparin. Or is it just different protocals in Europe vs. the U.S.?

    By Blogger The Town Criers, at 8:26 pm  

  • Thanks for the information.

    I wonder how much folate is recommended.

    By Blogger Beagle, at 10:25 pm  

  • Dear Vivien, are you back? Are you OK? How was your trip?

    I miss you.

    By Anonymous Kath, at 12:23 pm  

  • Wondering if you're back, and how things are going...

    By Anonymous pixi, at 10:57 pm  

  • Hi, just wanted to say i am sorry for your losses, this blogging is all new to me, after suffering my 6th miscarriage i am turning to the internet for answers, information and to find others that are in a similar situation. i have had bloods taken twice, hysteroscopy, biopsy (nkc) all of which came back normal. I am on treatment of heparin, aspirin, progesterone supp and increased folic acid. I feel so empty and alone, but iam going for the trying to be positive and happy mood. It's difficult i know, but feel for my own sanity that i have to be hopeful, aswell as be in a positive frame of mind. Hope you enjoy your trip, its good to get away, recharge the batteries. Take care

    By Anonymous ruth, at 5:44 pm  

  • Hi there,
    I just found your blog and it is nice to know there are others out there like me. I also read your last entry about adoption. I just wanted to share my experience with you. We are currently embarking on our first IVF and I'm pretty relaxed. I have had three miscarriages and an ectopic.

    We decided to adopt after my third miscarriage. I decided this when I was at the height of my bleeding. My family thought I was crazy and it was way too soon. It was NOT. I am very much a believer and felt the Lord was calling us to this. Although it did take a while, my husband was totally on board. Not to mention, I was DONE with shots, pills and blood and wanted to be a mother no matter what. We pursued Guatemalan adoption and having Gabriella in our lives is the BEST thing we have ever done. We had a great time and we will always have our daughter no matter what so don't let anyone tell you it is too soon. Follow your heart. I will continue to follow your journey, sometimes I felt so isolated. Here is the link to our blog:
    I am praying for you and the many other women that face RPL. I'm anxious to read the article. Thanks!

    By Blogger The World According To Gabby, at 5:33 pm  

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