And so the verdict is...
all is normal.
Karotypes normal, no clotting disorders, no issues with anything that would signal Ah-Ha! that's maybe why you haven't been able to carry a babe successfully to term. Exception of an ever so slightly elevated thyroid result on the anti-thyroid antibodies test. The dr. explained that there is no direct co-relation between that and recurrent miscarriages, but he prescribed me a very very low dose of medicine that will balance it out and then we can cross that off and rule out as anything, just in case. I don't know too much about this so of course Dr. Google will be my BFF once again. If you have heard anything on this please do share!
I had mixed feelings when we were told that 'all was normal'. I think maybe they were even a lil' taken back when I said - ugh, really?! as a response. Because as you ladies know, I had sort of hoped for something to be 'found' that was treatable - and not just a '3 times unlucky' thing. Because that can be scary. And that can kinda mess up your mind about this whole baby making thing. Logic says that if everything is fine, then what is going on?
I am grateful however, that our chromosome testing came back normal - if anything, I was worried about that was going to be the issue but thank the Lord that DH and I don't have freaky chromosomes that don't like each other. I'm very happy about this piece of news.
Other than that, I am to start progesterone suppositories (yuck) on Day 18. Also in this 'treatment plan' will be baby aspirin (which I've been taking since before #2). Apparently what my OB had prescribed me before was Prometrium not progesterone - I thought they were the same? Did I mention that these are really much larger than the prometrium pellets I was taking?! These are like - really big candy corn? That's the best way I can describe it.
I guess now that I have these suppositories along with the aspirin and with the anti thyroid antibodies medication, it will feel like I'm doing something different, and hopefully this will be just what I need to carry a real live baby to term.
My blog title today is 'Signs and results'. What signs do you ask? It's funny how when we ask God for a sign, He well, literally, speaks to the universe to give it to you.
As DH and I walked from our car to the dr.'s office building, we passed a car with a license plate: BFPK *** ; then a restaurant aptly named, Eggsmart, and last but not least, the Fresh Start Coffee stop.
I kid you not!