Trying to get pregnant

by Meagan
(Illinois, USA)

At 17 I had my first miscarriage and was told "my body wasn't ready." 9 months later I found out again I was pregnant and miscarried again, again with the same answer.

Both these were at 8 weeks, both I had seen a heartbeat. In October of 2009 I found I was pregnant again and had an awesome OB. She put me on Prometrium, 200mg 2x a day, but I still ended up miscarrying again, but this time at 9 weeks. Once again my baby had a heartbeat. She had run blood work to see what my progesterone levels were during the pregnancy and said they were low, I forget the numbers though.

I am 21 and have had 3 miscarriages. I feel hopeless. I found a progesterone cream and was using it this cycle, but it didn't work and my period is late. However, I have taken several tests which are all negative. I want so badly to have a full-term pregnancy and to hold my child. How do I go about doing this with progesterone cream?!

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Jun 09, 2010
Trying to get pregnant
by: Wray

Hi Meagan Prometrium is good, but if you were taking it orally you were not getting enough progesterone. Most of it is destroyed as it passed through the gut and liver. For more information please see here and here. You might like to see our web page on pregnancy here. The amount you were given was good, but far better as either suppositories or as a cream. We've helped many women who've had recurrent miscarriages with a cream. It is as effective as injections or suppositories, especially if some is used in the vagina, as the progesterone travels very quickly to the uterus where it's needed. Take care, Wray

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