Wednesday, December 1, 2010

RPL Testing

When my nurse called me to tell me that my latest pregnancy was not viable, I immediately asked her about the possibility of further testing. She said that she didn’t think it was necessary since I’ve “only had one real loss”. I guess she doesn’t count chemical pregnancies as a “true” miscarriage but to me, it was a very real loss... just as real as the one I experienced in April. Don’t get me wrong, I really do trust my nurse (and she is VERY nice) but I felt strongly about going ahead with testing BEFORE we experience another loss. She told me that she would email my doctor and get back with me.
Yesterday she called and said that the doctor agreed that if I wanted to, I should move forward with blood work and that they will order the full RPL panel. I’m really happy about this. I know that many people experience miscarriages and that chemical pregnancies can be common – but I just think it will make me feel better.
So on Saturday morning, after fasting the night before for at least 12 hours, I will go in for my blood work. It takes about 2 weeks to get the results so I will be hoping that all is well....


  1. Good luck! Two weeks?! That seems like a long time. I hope all is well.

  2. Maybe it's soon but on the other hand you will never regret having it done but would hate to regret not having it done, if that makes any sense. Good luck, I hope it will help you feel better!