I just came from my hematology appointment, and long story short?: He doesn't think that the mutations are what is causing my infertility. His basic argument was two-fold. Apparently, my homocysteine levels are in perfect range. I had read that these #s can change, however, and that the MTHFR itself is more telling of a problem than the homocysteine levels. The Dr feels the opposite. Second, he said that these two clotting factor mutations that I have are venous, not arterial; meaning, they affect the blood going back to my heart, not coming from my heart to the rest of my body. In other words, if this was a serious condition for me, it could lead to heart attack, stroke, etc., but most likely is not contributing at all to early miscarriages or failed implantation. He did test me for one more clotting factor today, that had not been run initially, and that is the Lupus Anticoagulant... THIS, he says, would surely be a factor in early miscarriages, though he does think I would have had OBVIOUS miscarriages in my past if I had this disorder. But he's not ruling it out.
Bottom line is, if I test positive for the Lupus Anticoagulant, then I'll be treated preconceptually with blood thinners. If not, then I will just continue on the regimen that my NaPro Dr started me on (baby aspirin and increased folic acid).
Not exactly the answers I was looking for today. I guess it's a good thing to hear that a blood professional does NOT think I have been having early miscarriages... but at the same time, I kinda wish there was more hope in the news I did receive today :(
I have to run to CCD. That's all the news for now. That, and our homestudy has not commenced yet due to a "glitch" - - without delving too much into detail, it has to do with DH's past. I am SOOOOOOO upset/annoyed/depressed that we may never have bio children because of ME, and we may never adopt because of HIM. The whole process of TTC AND adoption are soooo screwed up, I hate it!!!!