Three live births alternated with eight miscarriages

I wish I had answers. We have been pregnant 11 times. Here are the outcomes in order: baby girl, full term wt. 7.14; miscarriage; baby boy, full term wt. 9.4; miscarriage, miscarriage, miscarriage, miscarriage; twin baby boys, full term wts. 6.5 & 8.11; miscarriage, miscarriage, miscarriage.

I am 42 and today experiencing the last miscarriage listed. All specialist's tests are inconclusive or negative. We're both healthy and eat a whole foods diet. Some fetuses were tested and some had abnormal chrom's, once, at least once I had low progesterone. Some pregnancies occurred during breastfeeding - was I too depleted? But for the most part, we just don't know why I miscarry so much. We want more children but each loss just increases our fear/anxiety of pregnancy. We have never used any fertility treatments. So that's our story. Thanks.

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Mar 18, 2011
Three live births alternated with eight miscarriages
by: Wray

Hi there Abnormal chromosomes are responsible for a number of miscarriages, but so is low progesterone. This is rarely checked when a woman is pregnant, usually after the miscarriage occurs when levels would have returned to normal. Of course the woman is told her progesterone level is fine, it would be as she's not pregnant anymore! If you had the miscarriages in the first 6 to 8 weeks, there's a high chance they were caused by low progesterone. Bar the chromosome abnormalities of course. We do have a page on Pregnancy which gives you info on progesterone's role. Vitamin D is another vital nutrient for a successful pregnancy and healthy child. In fact it's critical for a growing foetus, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Please have a vitamin D test done, see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites for more info. Another vital nutrient for pregnancy is taurine, see here, here and here. Take care Wray

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