Missed miscarriage

by Jully

Pls I need ur advice. I have PCOs and after four yrs of marriage i conceived. Using provera to induce period and clomid. Before the conception i was diagonised of low progesterone.

On my six weeks i was sent to scan and everything was normal. Eight weeks my dr sent me for progesterone test which i did and it was very good (98.2) then another one was 10 weeks only for the dr to find out that it has dropped badly (progesterone) to 18.1. He then placed me on cylcogest 400mg, which i was using every night. Then around 11 weeks and 6 days I was having brownish discharge. I called my dr, he sent me to scan only to find out that the festus was reading 8 weeks 6 days but i was 11 weeks 6 days, which means a missed miscarriage.

I went for evacuation on the 1st of August. Please i want to know what must have caused it. Is it the rapid drop of the progesterone or vitamin D or the PCOs? Which vitamins will I be taking to aid fertility and healthy pregnacy next time? Thanks.

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Aug 18, 2011
Missed miscarriage
by: Wray

Hi Jully Evidently it was the drop in progesterone which caused the miscarriage. Giving you progesterone was excellent, and a very good amount too, but too late. I can never understand why provera is given, it's a synthetic progesterone, when the natural hormone is what you need. And Clomid, I don't think this should ever be used, see here, and here. PCOS is caused by oxidative stress. Progesterone is low and needed, but above all vitamin D is required. This is a potent antioxidant, and prevents oxidative stress. It's also vital for ovulation, a successful pregnancy and the growing foetus. Please have a test done. For more info see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. And these papers on pregnancy, here, here, here, here and here. These are an excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. You might consider taking taurine too, this amino acid is also vital for the growing foetus, see here, here and here. Finally we do have a page on Pregnancy, which explains it's role and how to use it. Take care Wray

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