5 Miscarriages...HELP!?!

I have 2 children. Both were conceived with no problem and no problems during pregnancy whatsoever! When my second child was 15 months (me - 31yrs. old) I had my first miscarriage @ 8wks. Within 4yrs I had 5 miscarriages. Three were at 7-8wks along, one was at 2.5 wk and the last one was 11 wks. After the 1st misc. I got on progesterone. First time I used suppositories, then I used cream. All were natural progesterone not the regular pharmacy synthetic stuff. I got it from a compounding pharmacy. My thyroid levels were "normal" so I went to a specialist and he put me on Armour thyroid. My levels were great and so we got pregnant again. ( I never have a problem conceiving just keeping the pregnancy full term) This time taking 120mg of progesterone. I was horribly nauseous the whole time. Had severe lower back pain in first 2-3 wks of preg. At 9.5 wks I had ultrasound and they saw sac but no baby. They repeated the ultrasound 1 week later and still saw no baby. But I was still horribly nauseous. They told me I had a blyted ovum. I stopped taking the progesterone. I finally miscarried @ 11 wks. I think the progesterone I was on kept my body thinking there was a baby still there. I am preg again 2.5 wks along. I am hesitant to take progesterone this time since it artificially prolonged my "pregnancy" last time making me feel horrible. I stopped taking the Armour thyroid on my own since it didn't prevent my misc. last time. But I am taking iodine, Dulse, Cod liver oil, Bernard Jensens Brewers Yeast, Folic, Vit.E, Standard Process Utrophin & Nuerotrophin. I felt light cramps twice yesterday. My o.b. doesn't know how to help me & said everything looks normal. Should I be on progesterone? And if so, how much?

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Feb 19, 2012
5 Miscarriages...HELP!?!
by: Wray

Hi there We do have a page on Pregnancy which hopefully will give you many of the answers. Recurrent miscarriages are normally treated with 200-600mg/day progesterone. So the 120mg/day you were using was not sufficient. Nausea needs a minimum of 330mg/day if not more once started. Progesterone is vital for a successful pregnancy, but so is vitamin D, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. A lack of it is also implicated in miscarriages, see here, here and here. I would avoid taking the dulse if you're also taking the iodine, as you could over do it. Continued below.

Feb 19, 2012
5 Miscarriages...HELP!?! Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there And please don't take the cod liver oil, it has far too much vitamin A in it, and this inhibits the uptake of vitamin D, which is vital for the growing foetus, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Please have a vitamin D test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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