My first pregnancy and I miscarried

by Shelley
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, US)

I'm almost 30 and was so excited to hear from the nurse that I was for sure pregnant. My husband and I had been trying for 6 months. I was wondering if I could even get pregnant because I wasn't ovulating every month.

I don't know if the non ovulation was due to stress or hormonal imbalance. So there I was 6 months into trying and finally a positive result. Four weeks went by as I was starting to feel changes in my body. At first I just thought they were normal, but then I started to spot. I immediately felt nothing but panic. I knew spotting could be a sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. As I was spotting for 2 days then I got so worried I went to the ER. I had an ultrasound and bloodwork done. At that point the doctors thought everything was still ok. The next day I started bleeding heavy and pushing tissue. That is when I knew I was miscarrying. I had horrible cramps in my abdominals and back. I was so devastated to know that it wasn't going to happen. My husband was too. It's so hard to handle emotionally and mentally. It has been 4 days since my miscarriage and I'm starting to feel better. I'm optimistic about trying for another one.

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Jul 20, 2010
My first pregnancy and I miscarried
by: Wray

Hi Shelley You're right about stress causing anovulation, an hormonal imbalance can cause it too. Miscarriages are often a result of low progesterone, please see our web page on Conception and Pregnancy. If progesterone drops too sharply, and stress can cause this, spotting can occur, often followed by a miscarriage. To prevent this occurring again, I suggest you start using progesterone before you fall pregnant. It can disrupt the cycle initially so it's best to get the cycle regular again before pregnancy. I generally recommend 100-200mg/day, but with miscarriages the higher amount is better. Before you consider using it please read this web page on Oestrogen Dominance, as it an occur and is most disconcerting if it does. Take care Wray

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