After my first miscarriage we found out I have the following inherited blood disorders which caused blood clots during my pregnancies: MTHFR, factor V Leiden, prothrombin 20210G. During my second pregnancy (which resulted in miscarriage) I was only on 40mg/day of Lovenox. I later found out that was only a prophylactic dose of injected blood thinners. With all three major clotting disorders I should have been on a therapeutic dose. I now know how much it pays to do my own research and seek multiple doctors for different opinions. Now that I am in my third trimester, I feel I can finally call this a successful pregnancy. Who knows if it was the difference in medicine, workout regime, or prayers that have helped this far. Here is a list of things that I believe didn’t hurt in our success.
1.) Acupuncture twice a month
2.) 40mg Lovenox daily
3.) Baby Aspirin
4.) Vitamin D
5.) Fish Oil
6.) Folbee (prescribed vitamins for MTHFR)
7.) Neevo DHA (prescribed prenatal)
8.) Cut caffeine for fertility
1.) Continued with acupuncture.
2.) 60mg/twice daily of Lovenox injections
3.) Progesterone Suppositories/twice daily
4.) Baby Aspirin
5.) Vitamin D
6.) Fish Oil
10.) No caffeine (until 20 weeks)
11.) Purified water (we have well-water)
12.) Low impact exercise only. (I was extremely light headed).
13.) Meditated to reduce stress.
14.) Monthly prenatal massage to reduce stress.
I hope this can help at least one person out there dealing with a similar situation that I am. Blood disorders are much more common than we know. If you know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, encourage them to get checked for clotting disorders. Don’t be afraid to say “no” to pharmaceutical drugs, ask your doctors questions, get second and third opinions, or seek alternative medicine. I strongly believe our instincts can be much more accurate than what is read out of a medical text book.
Nothing but love,