I struggled to get pregnant for 5 years.

October 11, 2015

I had a miscarriage at 16 weeks, September 2003. I had gone to my regularly scheduled OB appointment anticipating to hear my baby's heartbeat, only to be told that there wasn't one. I struggled to get pregnant for 5 years. I had so many doctors telling me that I was too young to worry about it, or we hadn't been trying long enough. I had my first rainbow baby in 2009. I got pregnant on my own. I had a c-section and desperately wanted to try for a vbac for my next pregnancy. I waited 15 months per my OB's suggestion. It took us 2 1/2 years to get pregnant again with a baby due May 2013. On paper, everything about that pregnancy was perfect but I was measuring behind. And at 13 weeks I began to cramp and spot and started to miscarry at home. After this miscarriage I was angry and I knew the struggles I had previously, I joined a support group. These girls have been my lifeline. In September 2013, exactly 10 years after the loss of my first baby, I went to a Reproductive Endocrinologist to discuss my miscarriages and fertility issues. I found out I had MTHFR - which the RE (and most other doctors) didn't think would have any effect on my fertility or miscarriages. Through my support group, a couple of the other girls have the same issue and I knew what their treatments were. I was on cycle day 12 at the doctors appointment and immediately started baby aspirin that day. The RE sent me home with a prescription for clomid to being during my next cycle. I got a positive pregnancy test September 29, 2013 - I never needed to start the clomid. My second rainbow was born June 2014.

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