Unable to Maintain Pregnancy; Protein S Deficiency (2nd Partner, 3rd Miscarriage at Age 40)

by Karlene
(Lake in the Hills, IL, USA)

Didn't want kids when I was younger. In my 30s had a natural pregnancy ending in early missed miscarriage. I tracked my ovulation and luteal phase and it is normal. Then had IVF pregnancy via fertility study with progesterone cream in which heartbeat was heard, but ended in early miscarriage. I insisted on genetic blood test resulting in Protein S deficiency discovery. Started baby asprin for embryo transfer that resulted in no pregnancy. The most recent natural pregnancy on baby asprin and prenatal my obgyn wanted to wait until heartbeat for blood thinner shots, but the foetus had stopped growing at about 6 weeks (so missed miscarriage). At age 40, I can't afford (nor medically need) IVF. Could do egg freezing or surrogate process to preserve fertility while still trying naturally, but can't afford. Have considered fostering, adoption down the road.

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May 31, 2014
Unable to Maintain Pregnancy; Protein S Deficiency (2nd Partner, 3rd Miscarriage at Age 40)
by: Joy

Hi Karlene

I am sorry to hear of the problems that you are experiencing. Perhaps the Pregnancy and Miscarriage pages will help you. Progesterone, when used correctly has certainly helped many who have suffered.

Vitamin D is so important too, do you know what your level is? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is vital for those wanting to conceive and for the unborn child.

Hope this helps.

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