10 miscarriages & I've almost given up
Hello community & Wray.
I appreciate the quality of this forum, and I would like to humbly ask your input. Here is my herstory: Successful preg at age 28, abortion at 37, removal of copper IUD 39, Began TTC with my partner of 6 years at age 40; i am now 44. We have been disappointed with 10 miscarriages in that amt of time; all lost around 6-7 wks except 1 @ 10 wks, but it was a blighted ovum. I generally come across as a very fit, healthy, happy individual. I have always had a regular 28 day cycle. I have NO problem getting preg; in fact i have to be very careful not to! Partners sperm is good, my vit D GREAT, thyroid low end of normal & all other tests have been normal. Risk of ovarian cysts/fibroids ruled out, BUT heavy flow & menstrual clotting in last 3.5 yrs; began around same time I found out i had non-cancerous, but high risk HPV. Had dysplasia the size of a pencil tip frozen off of my cervix. I did a wonderful, month long fertility cleanse this year, in which i utilized herbs and a very clean diet to flush my kidneys and then my uterus. My moon blood flowed clot-less that month!
I believe i have become estrogen dominate; basically because of the factors afore mentioned, because i am a farmer & work my body quite hard, and because I deal with some chronic stress. SO…because my partner & I wish to have a baby, I just started Progesterone therapy. I now have the support of my physician, my best friend (a midwife) and a naturpath, who agrees that i am probably suffering from some adrenal fatigue and that my system has become estrogen dominant.
I understand that applying progesterone in the yoni with a suppository containing gel or cream is the best delivery system aside from injections. Is this true? My compounding pharmacy does NOT make this delivery system with natural progesterone. Until I find the proper natural product I have started (in preparation of getting preg in mid Jan) using 200 mg conventional cream applied to my skin daily @100mg am and 100mg pm. I am on day 25 on the cream being applied days 14-28. I very am interested to see the consistency of my moon blood this month. Might the progesterone stop the clotting?
I plan on taking a vacation when i get preg to encourage calmness. I take ashwaganda, whole food/organic prenatal vit, zinc, vit C, prenatal fish oil, antioxidant/daily smoothie, high protein green drink daily, and I have started a tiny bit of organic/grass fed steak every morning.
Here are my ?'s: 1) How many mg should i take after I achieve pregnancy? 400mg? Should I prepare my body by taking 400mg daily now instead of starting out at 200 mg? I don't want to exacerbate estrogen dominance by under dosing. 2) Do you supply or do you know where i can get natural gel or natural cream in suppository form? 3) Would you suggest i take progesterone 3x's a day instead of 2, so levels don't have a chance of dropping toward the end of the 12 hr delivery? 4) Is it safe to switch from conventional to natural progesterone either before or after pregnancy is achieved? 5) Should I continue on the progesterone after 16 wks~ to full term? 5.) How do you suggest I utilize progesterone if i were to become excessively stressed? Taking some in the moment? If so how much and then how would i adjust the rest of my doses for the remainder of that day?