Pregnant and on Progesterone after Two Miscarriages

by Crystal

My name is Crystal and I am 26. I have a beautiful healthy 3 year old daughter. Since then, I have had to miscarriages, one at 8 weeks and one at 10 weeks.

The doctors performed all the routine tests for recurrent miscarriages but could not find any reason for the losses. The only possible explanation was that there may be some scar tissue on my uterus from my first pregnancy that is causing the miscarriages. The doctor wanted to do another D & C to see if there was any scar tissue, however, I opted not to and my husband and I decided we'd just have faith in whatever happens will happen. I am now 6 weeks pregnant. My doctor started me on Cronine progesterone inserts 1 x daily since I discovered I was pregnant. Things seem to be going ok... I have my first ultrasound in 4 days... wish me luck!

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Nov 02, 2010
Pregnant and on Progesterone after Two Miscarriages
by: Wray

Hi Crystal Unfortunately the 'routine' tests are always done after the event, they should have checked your progesterone levels while you were pregnant. As obviously they would have fallen after the miscarriage, so nothing would show up as abnormal. The scar tissue would more likely to have come from the D&C, and not the pregnancy! So I'm pleased you didn't listen and have another one. He should have started you on the progesterone before you fell pregnant, as a precaution. I've found too many women go through oestrogen dominance if given progesterone at 6 weeks, which is standard practice. For more on this please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance. I don't believe you are getting enough either, I would always recommend 200mg/day for recurrent miscarriages, another precaution. It should be used twice a day too, the level drops after about 13hrs, please see here. You'll notice in this study the use of 100mg/day resulted in a concentration of 26.08 ± 13.96 nmol/l. Whereas in the first trimester levels range between 35.6 - 286.2 nmol/L. If you're happy with the way things are, then don't change it. But if you should notice signs of low progesterone, spotting, nausea, headaches, water retention, then please increase the amount you are using. We do have a page on Pregnancy, please read through it. It gives info on how to use the progesterone and what it does. Take care Wray

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