Woman has 4 miscarriages in 18 months before discovering the role of antigensYou would think that someone who works in the "fertility industry" would know everything about every treatment. I know people may jokingly say "I'm allergic to my husband", but in this case, she really was!
This article talks about an embryologist who was experiencing repeated miscarriages and tried an experimental treatment which may have been the answer to her problems. Read more:
"It was a controversial treatment that she had. She was immunised with her husband's white blood cells, in many ways making her allergic to her husband.
"Some people say it doesn't work but my view is that there are so many different causes for miscarriage so there is no one treatment that will work for everybody.
"The key is appropriate detailed investigations to identify the problem."
He said that tests carried out at a specialist clinic in London revealed that Mrs Berrisford and her husband both carried similar antigens in their blood.
For this reason, her body was not producing the blocking antibodies to provide a protective blanket around the embryo and prevent the baby from being rejected.
Her immune system was not working properly so each time she became pregnant the baby miscarried. Mrs Berrisford said that she had been trying for a baby since November 2002 and had four miscarriages in 18 months.