3 miscarriages later... low estrogen and low progesterone
I am 41 years old and have had 3 miscarriages in the past 3 years. I recently went to a fertility Dr. looking for answers. He did blood work over the course of a month and found that I have low progesterone and low estrogen. My progesterone levels on day 10 were 0.2 and day 21 it was 0.5. My estrogen level on day 3 was 21 and on day 10 was 31. He is recommending timed intercourse with Follistim, as well as Ovidrel and progesterone suppositories.
I am looking into other treatments tho'... I would like to balance my hormones before I even think of trying to conceive again. My sister (age 47) has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has had hormonal imbalances as well. My main focus and concern right now is getting the hormone levels balanced. She has recommended Bio-identicals... transdermal cream of progesterone and a low dosage of estriol cream. She has also recommended acupuncture. I am seeing both my ob/gyn and primary care physician next week to discuss what would be the best treatment. I still would like to try for a baby... I have had 2 healthy pregnancies prior to the 3 miscarriages. I feel tho' that the first priority is to take care of the hormones and everything else will fall into place. Do you have any info or suggestions as to how I should approach this.