by Elaine
(Hectorpsruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa)

I was 16 weeks pregnent. At 15 weeks we saw the baby's heartbeat and moving. 7 days later I felt pain. My waterbroke after that. I did not realise my waterbroke and could not understand why I wet my bed and pants.

After my water broke I saw the baby's feet appearing and I realise I was in Labour. I delivered the baby, but the baby boy did not survive. His eyes had not yet opened. After that I was 6 hours in labour delivering the placenta. The placenta torn and came out in pieces which was very sore. Two times I nearly died due to blood loss. My husband guarded me and shook me until I came back and the first time I realised I can't die and have to fight. All this happened at home because we stay in a small town where there are hardly any doctors available in the evening.

With my first pregnancyy I was given a progesterone injection. I carried my baby full term and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.


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Dec 01, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Elaine I'm sorry to hear of your miscarriage, these are often caused by a lack of progesterone. It's interesting you were given progesterone for your first child, but I'm puzzled why they didn't give it for your second one. I strongly suggest using it for your next one. It's best to start it before falling pregnant, to give it a chance to settle down. Often Oestrogen Dominance symptoms can occur, and these need to be dealt with before falling pregnant. We do have a page on Pregnancy too, please look through it as it gives info on how to use progesterone. You might consider taking the following supplements too. Taurine, see here, here and here. Vitamin D, see here, here, here and here. And omega 3, see here. Also incorporate cold pressed omega 3 flax oil in your diet too, use it on foods, never use it for cooking, see here. Take care Wray

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