Progesterone saved my baby
by Trish White
(Roberts Cove, LAQ)
I was 38 years old and 6 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. I was so busy at work that I kept putting off my lab tests my OB had scheduled. I didn't thnk it was a big deal, but now I know better. It's not just blood tests, it's necessities like progesterone levels they check!
I was almost 3 months pregnant when I started spotting and cramping. Several hours later I miscarried. I was devastated, because I had had 2 healthy babies already, but my husband didn't have any children and I wanted to give this to him.
I kept thinking it had to be something I had done, or taken, etc. I didn't think I even wanted to try again, but thankfully my doctor talked me into it. Within a year we were pregnant again and scared to death nearly the entire pregnancy that we would lose him. I got my lab tests done right away this time and discovered I desperately needed progesterone. I was a different person once I had this in me. My husband asked the doctor if I could stay on it after the baby came, but my doctor said my body will begin producing it after a few months on it.
My 4 month old healthy baby boy is alive and an absolute joy and blessing to us. I know it's because of the early findings that I needed progesterone. Now, I'm having trouble again and feel I have to be lacking hormones terribly, maybe even menopausal. It's frustrating, but finding this site has already helped me. I'm going to see how quickly I can get tested for all of my hormone levels, so I can deal with them properly. Thank you!