2 successful pregnancies followed by 4 miscarriages I am now 6 weeks pregnant

by Erin
(Salem, AR)

I have had 2 successful pregnancies 15 and 9. My husband and I have been married for 6 years now and have never done anything to prevent getting pregnant.

My first miscarriage was in March of 2009, then at 8 weeks in November of 2009, then approx 4 weeks in May 2010, then 15 weeks in February 2011. I was started on Metformin after my first miscarriage and diagnosed with PCOS. Then when I got pregnant in Novmeber 2010 I was started on Progesterone suppositories twice a day. Everything was wonderful with that pregnancy, saw the baby on the ultrasound in January with a strong heartbeat. Heard the Heartbeat at my 12 week appointment in the office, was told to stop the progesterone then. Stopped the progesterone at about 13 weeks then at 15 weeks started having a little bleeding but didn't think much about it just was taking it easy.

On February 27 woke up to more bleeding so went to the ER they were running some tests and I misscarried while I was there. They said it looked like the baby had stopped growing about the time I stopped the progesterone. I found out I was pregnant on August 17 with this one and immediatly started on the Progesterone again. Went to the Dr. on the 19th and he sent me for lab work. My HCG was 230 had it rechecked on the 21st and it was down to 170. Dr called me and wanted me to have levels checked agian on 23rd levels were back up to 924 there is no explaination as to why HCG levels dropped then came back up.

Still feel pregnant and am continuing on progesterone just wondering if there is anything else that I can do to insure a very healthy pregnancy? Have already insisted with the Dr that we continue the progesterone for the entire pregnancy. Please any advise would be appreciated. Just very nervous!!!!

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Sep 01, 2011
2 successful pregnancies followed by 4 miscarriages I am now 6 weeks pregnant
by: Wray

Hi Erin Well I'm relieved you said to the doctor you want to stay on the progesterone the entire pregnancy. It will do nothing but good. Why they told you to stop the progesterone at 12 weeks beats me, of course it would cause a miscarriage. Progesterone should never be stopped cold turkey, never, least of all while pregnant. We do have more info on our Pregnancy page. We also have a page on PCOS too. There are many nutrients which help, I don't believe drugs are needed. hCG stimulates the corpus luteum to make progesterone, but as you are already using supplemental progesterone, I feel this is what they should have checked, and not the hCG. Evidently the progesterone was still working, as in normal circumstances, a drop in hCG would have caused the progesterone to drop, possibly resulting in a miscarriage. And yes there is something else you can do, and that's have a vitamin D test done. For more info see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. A lack of vitamin D is not only a cause of PCOS, but it's essential for ovulation, for a successful pregnancy, and vital for the growing foetus, see here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. You could also consider taking taurine, this amino acid is also vital for the growing foetus, see here, here and here. Take care Wray

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