Three miscarriages after problem free birth and IUD

In March 2011, I went to my OBGYN to have my IUD removed after about four years of use. TTC'd and fell pregnant about two months later. I had a missed miscarriage and had no heartbeat at the first ultrasound. Devastating. Started taking BC pills to take a rest from TTC. Got pregnant again and took a positive test on Feb. 3, 2012. This was the Expected date for the first miscarriage. I thought I was past the miscarriage. We went to the first ultrasound and heard a beautiful heartbeat, was told that this was a great sign and to expect a healthy newborn in Oct. I lost the baby the next month, this is the farthest I have gotten along about eleven weeks. Heartbroken again. This last one I found out I was pregnant and lost the baby a week latder so not even six weeks in. Seems like something has changed since I had my daughter six years ago.Didn't even make it to the Dr. It is sad but less Dr telling me I was losing my baby helped me to deal with it better. So I have started prenatal, maca, and progesterone cream this time and 3 months b4 TTC.

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Dec 02, 2012
Three miscarriages after problem free birth and IUD
by: Wray

Hi there Sorry about the miscarriages, I had five before having my daughter. All due to stress, as this causes progesterone levels to drop. I do hope the prenatal vitamins contains a minimum of 6000iu's/dose vitamin D, this is essential for a successful pregnancy, the growth of the foetus and breast feeding. A lack not only reduces the benefits of progesterone but also causes miscarriages, possibly because of it's affect on progesterone, see here, here and here. I also hope you're using enough progesterone. Levels ranging from 200-600mg/day are given for recurrent miscarriages. There's more info about progesterone and vitamin D on our Pregnancy page. Please watch the excellent videos on vitamin D at the end of the page. Taurine is another essential for pregnancy, vital for the development of the foetus too, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Interestingly maca apparently has no affect on oestrogen or testosterone levels according to this one paper, see here. And yet this paper said it increased oestradiol levels, see here. If this is so it could cause Oestrogen Dominance symptoms. It does appear to increase diastolic blood pressure slightly too, see here. I'm not sure why you were advised to take it. Continued below

Dec 02, 2012
Three miscarriages after problem free birth and IUD Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there I'm pleased you're giving it time before attempting conception again, it's always best to give the body time to heal. Please consider having a vitamin D test done, it's such an important nutrient. It could be in those 6 years since your daughter was born that your level dropped. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. You might like to look at our page on Contraceptives and only consider using the copper T IUD, which leaks no progestin into the body. Take care Wray

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