We have heard stories of women who had one or two miscarriages. We have also heard stories of women who had more than two miscarriages. And we have shared quite a few on here. But, nine miscarriages aren’t a story anyone should hear about because it shouldn’t have happen to anyone. Miscarriage is such a life-shattering experience and no one deserved to go through it, over and over again.
But, miscarriage — be it one or nine, is something that happens to be best of us. And in telling our stories, we hope to inspire one another. Here’s @Mom2bryx‘s touching story…
“I had a myomectomy and bilateral cystectomy in 2012. 18 fibroids were removed along with cysts on my ovaries. By the time I had this procedure, I had already miscarried 3 times and doctors suspected fibroids were the cause. I went on to miscarry 6 more times after that. Literally, I was pregnant every year after that and miscarried each time.
Fertility testing results were always normal for my fiance and me, so we were never given a reason.
My 10th pregnancy was unexpected, I was not trying and I conceived naturally. In hindsight, there were a few changes and discoveries the year prior to conceiving. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos (was prescribed levothyroxine) so I recommend every woman trying to conceive have their thyroid checked.
I had been suffering from severe migraines for about 8 years, I went natural (no more perms) and they went away almost immediately. I also switch my diet up a bit and had stopped eating pork and beef and increased my veggies, fruits, nuts etc.
None of these choices were intentional for pregnancy but I truly believe there may be some link.
Fast forward to my 10 pregnancy it was no cakewalk. I spent the majority of my pregnancy in and out of the hospital. I found out that 8 of my fibroids had come back since surgery in 2012. 2 of them went through red degeneration during pregnancy.
My hematocrit and hemoglobin decreased every month for 4 months leading up to delivery making my delivery even more high risk because my blood levels wouldn’t stabilize.
After being sent for iron infusions with no results I was desperate for answers so I requested to see a hematologist. He informed me that I was severely deficient in b12 which is why my blood levels were abnormal and continued to decrease.
One week before delivery I was started on b12 and my levels began to increase right away.
On 1/6/20 I delivered a healthy baby boy weighing 5 lbs and 13 ounces.
Pregnancy hit me like a ton if bricks so I named my son Bryx. ?