another miscarriage

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Registered: 04-03-2011
another miscarriage
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 8:42pm

Hi guys. I am 41 we had a

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Registered: 10-12-2010
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 6:54am

I know that many women bleed in pregnancy and go on to have healthy babies. I had some brown bleeding early on, close to when I should have had my period with this one, but I think that was implantation. I don't believe at 7w this would the case with you. But, since it is brown, it's not new blood, so that's something positive. Have you had sex recently? Your cervix is more sensitive, so it's possible that the bleeding is from intercourse.

I've had two miscarriages. The first one we never did find out the cause. The second one, we're fairly certain it was due to low progesterone. I also had low progesterone with our 3rd child, and since we were charting and all that, I knew really early that I was pregnant (like 18 DPO). So, doc put me on crinone, and while I had other issues with the pregnancy, Jake was fine and is now 11 years old.

When I got the + HPT this time (not trying, so didn't realize until I think 24 DPO, give or take), I got in to the doc the day after and she ran blood tests and put me on progesterone as a precaution until the lab work came back. Found out that my progesterone was on the low end, so I kept that up for several weeks. We're at 11w5d now, and yesterday all looked really good in there. Now, whether my progesterone level would have caused me to miscarry this baby, I don't know. But with my history, I feel that chances are good that I wouldn't have been able to keep the baby without the supplement.

Progesterone keeps your uterine lining from shedding. It's the lessening of this hormone that brings on your period. So, if it is too low, a pregnancy cannot be sustained.

Another explanation for miscarriage is your thyroid function. I don't understand much of it as I haven't really delved into it, but apparently either hyper- or hypothroid activity (either or both, not sure) can affect pregnancy.

And of course, sometimes there is no reason that can be ascertained, it's just one of those things. I suppose it also could be your age. But, I'm not a doctor and really don't know, but I do know that age affects women differently. Some need intervention, while others do not.


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 8:58am

Hi Stacey..

I'm sorry you've gone through a miscarriage.. I've had multiple losses and I totally understand how devistating they can be.

On another note..

Wendy

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Registered: 04-03-2011
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 7:57pm

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write me back.I am definately going through another miscarriage and am told there is nothing I can do. Its so devastating for us to be going through this again with no explanation, cant help but think its me.....Have had heavy bleeding for two days and starting to have cramping now.I will see the Dr next week to check HCG levels and make sure miscarriage is complete and honestly dont know where I will go from there. I am going to have complete bloodwork and another physical(I already did this last May, Im in great shape dont drink, smoke, or do any kind of drugs)but I will do it again, after that I dont know anymore.I appreciate you guys talking to me, we never told anyone about either pregnancy bc

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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 9:44am

I'm so sorry stace.. please know you can definitely come here to talk about it.

Wendy

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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 11:26am
I'm so sorry. I had a miscarriage June 2010 (a couple days after my 40th birthday), and a couple of even earlier losses after that. It was pretty devastating. I tried to be...practical about it. "I'm 40, my eggs are old, it's nothing personal. If there is a defect, there is a defect." I mean, it helped a little, but not much. That first week was really rough, the hormones were crazy.

I did check on statistics though. For women who start trying to have a baby at 40, about 40-50% of them will have a successful pregnancy within 4 years. I was surprised at how high that was. There is definitely hope.
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Registered: 10-12-2010
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 9:10am

Very sorry for your loss. :( Please come here if you ever need to talk. My thoughts are with you as you heal and move forward.


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8