12 pregnancies, 3 live births

by Debbie Betsch
(Cincinnati, Oh)

I delivered a healthy girl at 36 weeks gestation when I was 18 yrs old. Due to my living circumstances at the time, I gave her up for adoption. Several years later, married, I tried again to have children.

Lots of miscarriages followed. I was thinking that I had given up the only child I would ever have. It took until after pregnancy #8 for the doctors to determine that I had a progesterone deficiency. When I was 3 days late in pregnancy #9, a quantitative HCG showed I was pregnant. I immediately started progesterone suppositories and continued those daily and HCG blood tests every other day thru the 13th week of pregnancy. I delivered a healthy boy at 42 weeks gestation. Pregnancy #10 & 11 also resulted in miscarriage, but #12 was successful with another boy, once again at 42 weeks. Thru all the miscarriages, I never carried beyond 8 weeks. I learned to stop telling people I was pregnant. As soon as the news would go out, I would have to then tell them it was over. It was hard seeing babies in stores and was a very devastating time in my life.

I am so thankful for Dr. Claudia Thie who discovered the progesterone problem and treated me very aggressively. My boys are now 20 and 22 yrs old. Technology has come a long way since my pregnancies.

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Aug 08, 2010
12 pregnancies, 3 live births
by: Wray

Hi Debbie I had 5 miscarriages, one after the other, but no one knew progesterone could have helped. I stopped working which reduce the stress and had my daughter. I wish I'd known about progesterone back then, now 30 years ago. Or that the doctors did! You were so lucky to have found one who knew. We've helped many now who've had recurrent miscarriages, and gone on to have a child, with nothing more than progesterone. Technology has come a long way, but the information about progesterone is still stuck in the dark ages. Plenty of studies have been done, but it's not getting through to where it's needed. Take care Wray

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