two miscarriages at aged 38 in 4 months

by deb

hi, i have had 2 miscarriages one in october last year at 6 weeks which was natrual and complete
and one in february which was a missed miscarriage.with the second one i had keyhole surgery at 5
weeks because they thought it was ectopic but turned out it was ovarian cysts,at 7 weeks i had a scan
which showed a heart 9 weeks i started spotting,i thought it was maybe from a urine
infection that i had and was on antibiotics for but to make sure went to hospital for a scan
the scan confirmed that the baby had died at 8 weeks.thinking back now i did seem to feel different at week 8
i was more irratible but was allso quite stressed.could low progesterone have been the problem?
i have 2 older children from a previous partner.

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Mar 14, 2012
two miscarriages at aged 38 in 4 months
by: Wray

Hi Deb It is possible that low progesterone could be the problem, particularly if they've checked for chromosomal possibilities. Although it's unlikely they would bother after only 2 miscarriages, normally you have to have 3 before they sit up and do something. Stress drops progesterone levels, which can cause a miscarriage if pregnant. I had 5 all due to stress. It's certainly worth trying progesterone, we do have a page on Pregnancy you could look through. It gives all the info on how much, when and how to use progesterone. Please have a vitamin D test, most of us have low levels, but particularly in the UK. A lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone, and it's implicated in miscarriages too, see here, here and here. It's vital too for a successful pregnancy, and the growth of the foetus, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites.
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Mar 14, 2012
two miscarriages at aged 38 in 4 months Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Deb Blood levels should be 175-250nmol/L and not the 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Birmingham Hospital send test kits for £20, results come back in 3 days from them receiving the sample. Please ignore their 'adequate' level of 50nmol/L, based on the NHS standard, even the FDA sets theirs at 75nmol/L. Another nutrient you could consider is taurine, also vital for the growing foetus. It's an essential amino acid in newborns, see here, here and here. Take care Wray

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