Anyone know about low progesterone?
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|Tue, 04-01-2003 - 8:35pm|
My name is Heather and I just went through my first missed m/c a few weeks ago when I was 7 weeks pregnant. I went in for my first ultrasound, and they could only see a gestational sac and nothing inside. It was shocking, especially because I had never even heard of a missed m/c until then. Since then I have had a D&C.
My question is about low progesterone. I am 29 years old. It took my husband and me 6 months to get pregnant. During that time I was tracking my cycles and figuring out when I was ovulating. The pattern that emerged was that there was consistently only 6-8 days in between ovulation and when I would get my period, when it is normally 14 days. I went to the OB, because I read that this problem was caused by low progesterone. She prescribed Clomid to help me straighten out my hormones. However, I ended up pregnant the exact cycle before I was going to start the Clomid. At my first prenatal visit, I asked them to check my progesterone levels, and sure enough they were low, so I had to use progesterone suppositoriesm but this was when I was already 5 weeks pregnant.
I know that you can never really know why you m/c, but I have a strong suspicion that this low progesterone played a part. Soooo, my question is - has anyone else out there experienced the same thing? If so, how were you treated? Did you use Clomid or something to help with your hormones, and if so, did it help? Or did your doctor prescribe progesterone supplements to use from the time of ovulation until 2 weeks later? Or did you do nothing and end up with a healthy baby? I'm really trying to figure out what to do........
Thanks for "listening" and sorry this post is so long,