Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy Loss

Together for change

I went to see the writer David Sedaris this weekend on his latest book tour. Amongst the memories he recalled were of people who had stood out at after-show signings. Two days ago, he remembered, he met a lovely Japanese woman. As his latest book is a collection of diary entries, he asked whether she… Continue reading Together for change

Health · infertility · Miscarriage · Pregnancy Loss

Europe reviews definition of recurrent miscarriage

The Miscarriage Association has highlighted the publication of the guideline Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, produced by ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology). It provides up-to-date information about investigations into and treatment for recurrent miscarriage, reviews the research evidence and makes recommendations for clinical practice, with patients’ needs paramount when considering the best way to… Continue reading Europe reviews definition of recurrent miscarriage

Health · Miscarriage

The PRISM trial

Today is a good time to mention the PRISM trial as the Miscarriage Association reports that 45 hospitals are now taking part. The trial looks at the effectiveness of progesterone in preventing miscarriage when early bleeding in pregnancy occurs – hugely important research. Here’s hoping some really conclusive evidence results. You can read more about the… Continue reading The PRISM trial

Fertility · Health · Miscarriage

Decisions decisions

We had our next appointment at the fertility clinic this week to talk about my low AMH results. The result was that there is not a lot that can be done. We had thought Clomid might be suggested but the opinion was that as everything else is ‘normal’ – i.e my periods are regular and all… Continue reading Decisions decisions

Health · Miscarriage

Fuelling anxiety

As I’ve mentioned before, I found one of the difficulties with pregnancy after loss was dealing with the heightened state of anxiety that it brings. After two miscarriages, I found it very hard to imagine a positive outcome for my third pregnancy. It was almost as if thinking that things were OK would mean that… Continue reading Fuelling anxiety

Health · Miscarriage

Take this survey if you can

A short post today but making sure I get it out there before I forget. The Miscarriage Association, who are doing a great job supporting people and pushing for more answers, have recently highlighted a national survey to help inform research into miscarriage. Anyone who has been affected, including wider family, friends and colleagues, can… Continue reading Take this survey if you can

Health

A bad blood test?

Warning: extremely dry facts post coming up. All the blood tests ordered by the GP since the third miscarriage have come back ok except for my progesterone levels, which I knew were low anyway. Then there were the routine hormonal tests I had to have after seeing the consultant, which included checking my oestradiol level… Continue reading A bad blood test?