Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss · Research

Checks and keeping measured

I had a small bleed last week, which freaked me out a bit. This was at the same time as having a hacking cough that kept me awake all night and ended up with me coughing up blood as well as having a four-year-old with gastroenteritis. Yeah!  I rang the maternity unit and they asked… Continue reading Checks and keeping measured

Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss

Heading into Christmas

So I had my dating scan this week and everything looked as it should, which was good news. I get so jittery beforehand and have to close my eyes and be told all is ok before I can open them. I explained to the sonographer about the clinical trial I was part of. I often… Continue reading Heading into Christmas

Health · Miscarriage · pregnancy

Keep on keeping on

It has taken me a while to write this post. I was unsure when or if to share it, but decided it would help if I did.  After I had the ‘procedure’ for the SiM trial looking into treatments for recurrent miscarriage, I waited for my next period as instructed, and then we started trying… Continue reading Keep on keeping on

Health · Miscarriage

It starts with a scratch

Progress has begun for me on the recurrent miscarriage trials. I had a call a couple of weeks ago to say that my blood test results were back from the University Hospital in Coventry. They had all come back ok except for the TSH test that measures thyroid function. Normal function is seen in the… Continue reading It starts with a scratch

Health · Miscarriage

Trying to make a difference

I’ve been really keen to try and help with research into miscarriage in some way and so I have been keeping an eye on the Tommy’s website since their early miscarriage centre opened in London in April. I checked the site a couple of weeks ago and found they were recruiting for two different trials… Continue reading Trying to make a difference

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

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

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The 12-week taboo

It was great to see news of Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research on BBC Breakfast on Friday, giving it the exposure it rightly deserves. One of the many excellent points made was that discouragement of talking about pregnancy before the first scan perpetuates the problem of silence surrounding miscarriage. The modern practice of not… Continue reading The 12-week taboo