Currently experincing my 5th miscarriage

I'm currently experinceing my 5th miscarriage. I have PCOS and after my third miscarriage i was referred to a recurrent miscarriage doctor I've had genectic testing which has come back fine so was put on metformin but every pregnancy I've had I've never been able to reach a safe level for my progesterone it has always been 21 and below this time my highest level was 4 and i always seem to lose around 4 weeks.

My last pregnancy i lost at 5 weeks but had a missed miscarriage and had to have it removed during that pregnancy i started spotting and was given preogesterone suppositories. The baby managed to grow and its heart started beating but a week later i went back and its heart had stopped. This time i started the progesterone suppositories when i started spotting but it didn't work.

I have read a lot on progesterone and beliveve that i need to start it during my luthel phase to sustain a pregnancy and this information i will be taking to my consultant next time i see her. Even after this my 5th loss i will not give up trying to find the missing link i will continue to research and try differnt things until i find the right combination my body needs to sustain a pregnancy.

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Mar 23, 2011
Currently experincing my 5th miscarriage
by: Wray

Hi there Progesterone levels are low in PCOS. It is possible to raise them with supplemental progesterone. But so are vitamin D levels low, please have a test done. This vitamin is critical for a healthy pregnancy, and for a growing foetus, see here, here, here, here, here and here. For more info on testing see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Most health professionals only give progesterone too late in pregnancy I believe. It should be started well before pregnancy to give it a chance to settle down. We do have page on Pregnancy, please look through it, as it gives info on when and how much progesterone to use. Take care Wray

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