Mother-of-one, 33, who has experienced 27 devastating miscarriages, says it feels like her heart is getting ‘torn out’ every time because doctors can’t explain why she keeps losing babies
- Lisa, 33, from Birmingham, has spoken out about a heartbreak from 27 miscarriages
- Mother-of-one had a very smooth pregnancy with her first-born in 2007
- Endured two miscarriages before being diagnosed with unexplained infertility
- Lisa had a high content of natural killer cells, which means that the body kills unborn embryos
A mother-of-one has spoken out about the heartbreak she endured during 27 miscarriages.
Lisa, 33, from Birmingham, unwilling to reveal her last name, had a smooth pregnancy with her firstborn in 2007 and assumed it would just sail in the future.
However, the intern nurse worker endured two devastating miscarriages before being diagnosed with unexplained infertility.
Tests showed that Lisa had high levels of natural killer cells, which meant her body was killing unborn embryos. But the medication has not stopped the heartbreaking miscarriages.
Lisa has talked about her devastating days after Meghan revealed Markle in an article The New York On Wednesday, how she lost her second child after a ‘sharp cramp’ while changing her son Archie’s diaper in July.
Lisa (pictured), 33, from Birmingham, has spoken out about the heartbreak she experienced during 27 miscarriages
“I never knew it was possible to have unexplained complications in building a family,” explains Lisa. It’s frustrating and heartbreaking to say the least. Losing a baby doesn’t get any easier, but I have developed thick skin.
‘I am super fertile, but I don’t even smile and don’t celebrate when I see two more lines. When the pain and miscarriage occur, it literally feels like my heart is being ripped out.
“But the harsh reality is that once it happened, I can carry on as if it didn’t happen.”
Lisa describes her second miscarriage at ten weeks as the ‘worst’ as she was hospitalized for blood loss.
Lisa (pictured) describes her second miscarriage after 10 weeks as the ‘worst’ as she was hospitalized for blood loss
Natural Killer (NK) cells and miscarriage
Overproduction of NK cells is one of the main causes of pregnancy failure.
NK cell activity is driven by high levels of stress or an autoimmune disease.
In some situations, such as inflammation in the pelvic cavity, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, or inflammation in the fallopian tubes, the immune system sends signals to the circulating NK cells in the bloodstream that accidentally attack the embryo.
When peripheral NK cells invade the site of inflammation, the uterine NK cells become unable to protect the embryo from peripheral NK cell action.
This leads to the damage to the embryo.
“I was at a family meal and it happened when I went to the bathroom,” she explained. ‘I remember the blood pouring out. It was so traumatic. I couldn’t believe I lost another baby. ‘
The NHS cannot further investigate miscarriages until the woman has suffered three.
Lisa sought private medical care because she could no longer endure the pain. But the tests came back to normal, which meant there was no cure to end the heartbreak. Lisa was “confident” it wouldn’t happen again.
“When diagnosed with unexplained infertility, it is more difficult to accept,” she said. After three miscarriages, I stopped telling my friends and family that I was pregnant.
Like I almost waited for it to happen again. I have seen strong heartbeats that have given me hope that it will not happen again.
‘I often wonder why this is happening to me. Sometimes it feels unfair. I am grateful for my daughter, 13, who I don’t want to be called, but I don’t understand how or why I can’t carry another.
“I’m desperate for that overwhelming feeling of love you get when you have a newborn.”
The average woman has 5% natural killer cells, but Lisa had 11%. She prayed that the medication would work to reduce them.
Doctors were baffled when the cells dropped to 2%, but the recurring miscarriages continued.
In May 2019, Lisa was informed that the only way she will have a biological child would be through surrogacy.
“I didn’t even have to ask my sister Joana, 31, because she’s offered it many times,” she explained. “I can’t even imagine how grateful and grateful I am that she is going through with it. ‘We did an IVF round in October, but that failed.
Meghan Markle’s tragic miscarriage
Meghan Markle made headlines around the world after revealing that she miscarried her second baby in July.
She fell ill in her Los Angeles home before going to the hospital, where she tearfully saw her husband Prince Harry’s heart break as he tried to hold onto the shattered pieces of me as they mourned their unborn baby.
In the NYT piece entitled The Losses We Share, she wrote poignantly, “I knew, while holding my first-born child, that I was losing my second.
Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed with my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet with our tears.
As I stared at the cold white walls, my eyes were glassy. I tried to imagine how we would heal. ‘
“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, which is experienced by many, but of which few speak.”
It is not known how pregnant Meghan was, but most women miscarry in the first 12 weeks.
‘I was sure it would work because the embryos were healthy and Joana is a mother of two. That loss hurt more than the rest because I thought surrogacy would be the answer.
Fortunately my sister wants to try again. She said she would do anything to help me. ‘
Lisa hopes her story can break the taboo and encourage women to speak up about miscarriages.
“I don’t think it is talked about enough,” she said. “I want others to know that they are not alone and that miscarriages happen without a medical explanation.”