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Immune testing was suggested to by my doctor, but I declined since we decided to discontinue our fertility treatments (and I got pregnant anyway), but some women do become pregnant with treatment. Here is an article that explains what immune testing includes:
From the article:
The following blood tests are recommended for the female:
1.test for anticardiolipin antibody, if positive, usually treated with 1 baby aspirin a day
2.test for antinuclear antibody, a titre over 1:40 is cause for concern and is treated with Prednisone, usually 5 mg twice a day on day one of the menstrual cycle and increased to 10 mg twice a day at the time of a positive pregnancy test and continued for at least 12 weeks of pregnancy. Follow-up blood tests may be needed.
3.test for antiphospholipid antibodies, if positive, treated starting on day 6 of the menstrual cycle with either Heparin injections, 5,000 units once a day or Fragmin injections, 2500 units once a day and continued until at least 12 weeks of pregnancy. Fragmin is preferred because it causes less stress on the body. Follow-up blood tests may be needed.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
It's hard to even think about having sex after a miscarriage. You feel worn out, disappointed and then there's the possibility of getting pregnant again and having another miscarriage. I'll admit, for me, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps and started trying again as soon as it was medically safe to do so. Even though I miscarried, I still took comfort that I could still get pregnant. Here is an article about how many women/couples lose their desire for sex after a miscarriage:
Ask Dr. Greenfield
Loss of Sexual Desire after Miscarriage
From the article:
It is totally normal to lose your sexual desire in times of stress or distress. Many women report low sex drive after miscarriage, after the death of a loved one, after childbirth, and in other difficult times. Even for those who didn't want to be pregnant, a miscarriage can affect your identity, your feelings about your body, your relationship, and your general mood. For those who were hoping for a baby, this is added to grief over the loss itself.
Relationship stress is another common cause of what may feel like generally low sexual desire. Sometimes women want to feel close before they are comfortable having sex, where men may want sex partly in order to feel close. Pregnancy loss can stress your relationship. Did your husband grieve the loss in the same way that you did? Was there any resentment between you about any aspect of the events around the miscarriage? It's important to maintain good communication with your spouse, even if you may have responded differently to the miscarriage.
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