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    hiya laney

    im so sorry for the loss of your two angels. I have high hopes for you as the clexane and aspirin together will disperse of any clots and will prevent any from forming.
    Please let me know how u get on

    Take care


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    Hi Steph,
    my ultrasound today was really good. The baby is measuring 4 or 5 days ahead. I have another ultrasound in 2 weeks to check the blood flow in the cord and to re-check the size. We are not out of the woods yet but things are looking pretty good so far.

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    Hi laney,
    Thinking of you and sending so many positive thoughts your way. So sorry for the loss of your 2 angels. I understand this must be such an anxious time for you and so good to hear your your latest ultrasound was positive. Look forward to hearing more positive news as time goes by.

    It's so good to have an answer for why we lost our first baby. I had to change Obs as my first (male) didnt want to do any tests and told me they dont do them until I've had reoccuring miscarriages!!! i cannot believe in this day and age that they still say that.
    So I changed obs and she is brilliant and ordered every test in the world and found I have the clotting disorder.

    * My message to you all. Trust your instincts, and demand the help. Shop around, If your doc doesnt do it, go to someone who will.

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    hiya

    thats fantastic news! how are you doing with the medication? i also found thatholding ice to the injection site to numb it help take the sting out a little. i have got a scan next tuesday to see how our girl is doing and also doppler scans.

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    Steph, The injections don't bother me too much yet. As my belly gets bigger and the skin gets tighter they do sting a bit more. I have figured out what areas of my belly hurt the most and avoid them. I also try to inject slowly which keeps the sting from getting too bad. I am sure as I get farther along I might need to try the ice. Please let us know the great news after your scans. I really need lots of positive stories to help me through the next few months.

    DeDe, It is great ot hear that your new OB is giving you better care. I do not think any woman with a loss in the second trimester should go without testing. My doctor tested me for a bunch of things right away. They just all came back normal. After my second loss I went to a specialist and they tested me for even more things and still no answer. There are just some things that doctors cannot test for yet and others they do not know to test for yet. All we know right now is that something is causing clots.
    How are your injections going? Are you going to have an early ultrasound?

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    We dont have private options where I live so am registering with the Community Midwife program at the hospital. I receive all the care from the midwife and have access to my ob as well. Normally appts dont start til 18 weeks (which is ridiculous) but they'll start to see me earlier. I hope. I am waiting on a call from them to come in for my first appt and I'll definitely ask for a scan, expecially now I've found out about the scan I should have to check blood flow.

    Injections are ok. Started off with my husband doing them but I got sick of the suspense with that so i just do it myself and it's over and done with in a flash. It stings if I go too fast also so I just push the clexane in slowly.

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    Hi everyone

    I lost my first baby son, Zachary at 35 weeks and 5 days. I have also been told about the clotting and they never picked up on it. I am 6 weeks pregnant now and have been put on low dose Aspirin. My OB told me we would not go the injections until down the track if neccessary. I am so scared!! Zachary was a big boy at 3.2kgs but there was still some clotting in the placenta etc. My OB said that this did not neccessarily contribute to us losing Zachary. I am really scared now and I have so far to go!!!!

    I am praying you all have happy and healthy pregnancies!

    Theresa

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    Hi Zachary's mum,
    We lost our angels almost the same time last year and we are both 6 weeks pregnant now too!!! Exciting times. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
    I thought I had a wait ahead of me to get to the hump of 18 weeks so I can understand how scared you are.

    Best wishes

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    That is awesome De!!!!! We can hold each others hands

    AFM Had my first OB appointment today. I have to have a bunch of blood tests and I am having to monitor my blood sugars 7 times a day. My fingers feel like pin cushions I have also been put onto 100mg of Aspirin a day.

    He tried to do an ultrasound but we just saw a small spot (I am only 6 weeks tomorrow so he said we might not see much). I have an ultrasound booked for the 9th Feb and another appointment on the 18th Feb with both OB and Diabetic specilaist (now referred to as DiabSpec) Hahaha

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    Just wanted to say hello to all of you - I don't know if I ever saw this thread.

    I am also on clexane and aspirin for this pregnancy after 5 miscarriages. I was found to have lupus anticoagulant and prothrombin gene mutation. Sticky blood!

    I started clexane at 6 weeks (was a patient at the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic at Royal Women's in Melbourne) and so far everything is great with me and bubs. We have our 19 week scan on Feb 10th.

    I was using Lovenox (generic clexane) at first and actually found those syringes easier to use. I am now on clexane proper and I have a hard time pressing down the plunger with one hand, so I have had more bruising and stinging, but I think I have found a way around that. I have iced from the beginning and think it's a HUGE help.

    Anyhow, I wish you all the best and hope we have healthy babies in our arms before too long. It's a somewhat difficult road for us, but I think it will be worth it in the end!

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    hiya

    glad u r almost half way there! i am currently 34 wks and am told i can come off clexane!! yay!! i also use ice but as you get bigger it hurts more. keep us all updated xx

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    Hi - I am so glad I have found this thread.

    I have suffered two M/C 's within the last 18 months and am currently TTC. After my 2nd M/C it was discovered that I had APS, yes sticky blood and I currently take 100mg Aspirin every day. I will start the Clexane once I have a BFP!...

    I am very anxious about this and anxious about stopping it in the third tri too!.. I have been feeling so alone in this journey as none of my friends or anyone I know for that matter has this problem!!

    Oh, and I love hearing the success baby stories with APS too!! Gives me hope!

    I will be stalking!!

    Kellie

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    hi kellie

    Im so sorry for your losses, but hopefully with the aspirin and clexane you will be fine! Unlike you, i haven't been tested for sticky blood, they just found tiny clood clots in my placenta. I am nearly 25 weeks gone and everything is fine, im stopping clexane in two days time and am a bit wary about this too. My OB said that the aspirin is the main medication and clexane is like a secondary precaution. Without them both i wouldn't have been able to carry my little girl this far. Did you get high blood pressure with your two angels? I developed it so early, when i was 25wks, but my bp now is quite low. Good luck, i know how it feels feeling alone, i don't think even my partner quite understands how devestated i still feel even though he feels the same. Let me know how you get on xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by steph26 View Post
    hiya

    glad u r almost half way there! i am currently 34 wks and am told i can come off clexane!! yay!! i also use ice but as you get bigger it hurts more. keep us all updated xx
    Yes, I guess I am getting close to the halfway mark. Wow!

    You must be excited to be stopping the injections soon. I have to ask my OB at my next appt when I'll be stopping. I don't think it'll be that early...

    What have you been told about taking it after delivery? I was told 10 days, but I have read many more women took it for 6 weeks... Hmmmm....

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    Thanks for the reply Steph... your story is a real inspiration for me! I hope I get to at least 34 weeks one day! Please keep us updated on your following weeks to come..

    Just a couple of questions that have been playing on my mind for those who have been through this:
    When did you stop the aspirin?
    When you come off the clexane, do you just wait until the bub comes naturally? or if you get to a certain point and haven't had the bub they induce you?
    Do you go straight back onto celxane once you have the bub?

    Hopefully this month will be our month and I will start stabbing myself soon! I never thought I would be excited about giving myself needles!! LOL

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    Hi Girlies and Guys,

    I have been reading through these threads as i have been advised to take clexane and aspirin at the first sign of pregnancy and since then i have been so cautious as to what i take checking labels and warning signs on med packaging etc.

    it was september 2007 when me and paul started talking about a family and from then on we started trying.....after a little while we both started to feel we were infertile which is kind of ridiculous knowing that people spend years practising this sexual encounter for a mini them.

    Then beginning of feb 08 came along and i had missed a period but pregnancy test came back negative, then the next and the next so eventually i took it upon myself to blag a whole load of rubbish to the nurses at the hospital how i didnt have a doctors due to a house move etc. etc. can they test my blood by this time i was 28days late, but as procedure as lucky as i was to get them to do this i had the test waiting and waiting the nurses had a look, seconded it and even shon it in the light (it wasnt very noticeable but was there) and this is when my ordeal began..........

    3days later and i had a complete miscarriage. wait one period and then try again, this time i tried another home kit as didn't have faith in the old Clearblue. Digital Boots own will do two days before my period was due and the pregnant happy vibes went off again this tim i had reached my midwife appointment the week before my first twelve week scan i was in again.

    To cut a long and painful story short i knew there was something wrong and i have gone through the mtions of blaming myself trying every recommendation throughout pregnancy before buying all the pregnancy mags getting an idea of how to take care of myself before, during and after. But the second time they ran some tests and it was found my antibodies were attacking the pregnancy and to take aspirin.

    So on the third and fourth pregnancy as soon as i found out which was really early because i wanted to know as soon as possible because of complications i thought we weren't catching it early enough. I started the aspirin but seemes to miscarriage before my 6th wk these times which made me anxious about taking pregnacare with aspirin.

    My consultant scanned me through my cycle after my first period after the fourth miscarriage and we seen that all my pregnancies had been on my right ovary,(as they alternate) and maybe we should try the left so i had to wait for my next period n then my next one fall pregnant we also found the perfect day for me to concieve as the size of my egg, follicles and womb lining were perfect which was day 12 of my cycle.

    Now after a long and stressful 2008 my worst year ever and i actually cried new years eve lol!!!!

    i am due my period on 30th Jan, and have taken six pregnancy tests three different makes, and their is a positive line on all of them quite faint but they are there. This will be my first pregnancy with clexane and aspirin so i am nervous as hell and quite anxious as to what is actually going to happen with me.

    I have phoned the clinic and i have to go down this morning to be shown how to do this to myself and to also confirm and book in for scans as i will be under my consultants care until i have a successful pregnancy. BUT one thing i am quite anxious about now is could it have been the early internal scans adding to this horror???? and am quite reluctant to have them weekly again due to the past two pregnancies.

    I am so so sorry this has dragged on but it has done me the world of good to get it out there and to see people understand and feel how i have felt so thankyou for giving me that pleasure,

    hope to hear from you all soon.

    Much love Sherrie, Paul and Lexy (lexy is our new puppy) x x x x x x x x x

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    Hi Girlies and Guys,

    I have been reading through these threads as i have been advised to take clexane and aspirin at the first sign of pregnancy and since then i have been so cautious as to what i take checking labels and warning signs on med packaging etc.

    it was september 2007 when me and paul started talking about a family and from then on we started trying.....after a little while we both started to feel we were infertile which is kind of ridiculous knowing that people spend years practising this sexual encounter for a mini them.

    Then beginning of feb 08 came along and i had missed a period but pregnancy test came back negative, then the next and the next so eventually i took it upon myself to blag a whole load of rubbish to the nurses at the hospital how i didnt have a doctors due to a house move etc. etc. can they test my blood by this time i was 28days late, but as procedure as lucky as i was to get them to do this i had the test waiting and waiting the nurses had a look, seconded it and even shon it in the light (it wasnt very noticeable but was there) and this is when my ordeal began..........

    3days later and i had a complete miscarriage. wait one period and then try again, this time i tried another home kit as didn't have faith in the old Clearblue. Digital Boots own will do two days before my period was due and the pregnant happy vibes went off again this tim i had reached my midwife appointment the week before my first twelve week scan i was in again.

    To cut a long and painful story short i knew there was something wrong and i have gone through the mtions of blaming myself trying every recommendation throughout pregnancy before buying all the pregnancy mags getting an idea of how to take care of myself before, during and after. But the second time they ran some tests and it was found my antibodies were attacking the pregnancy and to take aspirin.

    So on the third and fourth pregnancy as soon as i found out which was really early because i wanted to know as soon as possible because of complications i thought we weren't catching it early enough. I started the aspirin but seemes to miscarriage before my 6th wk these times which made me anxious about taking pregnacare with aspirin.

    My consultant scanned me through my cycle after my first period after the fourth miscarriage and we seen that all my pregnancies had been on my right ovary,(as they alternate) and maybe we should try the left so i had to wait for my next period n then my next one fall pregnant we also found the perfect day for me to concieve as the size of my egg, follicles and womb lining were perfect which was day 12 of my cycle.

    Now after a long and stressful 2008 my worst year ever and i actually cried new years eve lol!!!!

    i am due my period on 30th Jan, and have taken six pregnancy tests three different makes, and their is a positive line on all of them quite faint but they are there. This will be my first pregnancy with clexane and aspirin so i am nervous as hell and quite anxious as to what is actually going to happen with me.

    I have phoned the clinic and i have to go down this morning to be shown how to do this to myself and to also confirm and book in for scans as i will be under my consultants care until i have a successful pregnancy. BUT one thing i am quite anxious about now is could it have been the early internal scans adding to this horror???? and am quite reluctant to have them weekly again due to the past two pregnancies.

    I am so so sorry this has dragged on but it has done me the world of good to get it out there and to see people understand and feel how i have felt so thankyou for giving me that pleasure,

    hope to hear from you all soon.

    Much love Sherrie, Paul and Lexy (lexy is our new puppy) x x x x x x x x x

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    Did anyone on Clexane have to be induced because of the drug?

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