MIscarriage bc of progeserone levels ???

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Registered: 04-19-2009
MIscarriage bc of progeserone levels ???
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Fri, 10-15-2010 - 10:56pm

Hello everyone,

I had a miscarriage at 14 1/2 weeks and I am absolutely devastated.

Sarah

IVF#1: Sept09, Estrace/Gonal F/Ganrelix/Menopur, 8 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 1 5d blast, frozen

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Registered: 08-16-2007
Sat, 10-16-2010 - 12:19am

I am so very sorry to hear of your recent loss. That must be so incredibly devastating for you. I hope that you have supportive family and friends around to help you through this very sad, difficult time.

That is a very good question. It is difficult to know whether or not the progesterone levels caused your miscarriage. But if all the genetic testing came back normal, it is a possibility. I dont know the timeframe of when exactly the fetus takes over and produces enough but I always assumed it was at the beginning of the second trimester. Sorry that I dont know more. I hope that someday you will be able to find the answers that you are looking for - or at the very least, a sense of peace. And yes, with a future pregnancy Im sure they will have no problem putting you on prog. supplements again.

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Sat, 10-16-2010 - 5:38am

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. It makes sense that you are looking for answers and reasons. I can tell you that

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 07-28-2009
Sat, 10-16-2010 - 6:53am

The answer to your question is kind of complicated as it's not a straight down the middle answer but here goes.

You dr did the right thing and therefore YOU did the right thing. Progesterone is almost always stopped by the end of the 12th week as the placenta should definitely be producing plenty on it's own by then.

However, if I were you I would be able to shake the timing of the events either. I mean, everything was fine and dandy and then you stopped the progesterone and it all went to hell in a hand basket? I can see how you would blame the progesterone or lack thereof for the m/c.

With that said, progesterone after the first trimester really increases the odds of birth defects and you obviously don't want that either!

So I guess the bottom line is, if stopping the progesterone caused your m/c it wasn't your fault or the dr's fault and it was the right call to make with the information that you had. What you have to do now is talk to your dr to see if there is some way to avoid this again. I wonder if they can test you a couple days after you stop the progesterone and if you're low, throw you back on it? I just don't know if your levels are low, if your pg can survive that long without supplements and if they DO come back low and out you back on it, if saving the pg is worth the risk you may be taking in regards to birth defeects with the baby. You'd really need to sit down and have a longgggggggg discussion with your dr about that and I would make that appt ASAP.

If you feel like you dr is blowing you off when you go to have this discussion, get a new dr pronto. And make sure you tell them why you're leaving "Listen, I just lost my child and it's important to me that we figure out a plan to avoid this happening again and I need you to be willing to open your mind and really listen to me here. If you can't do that, I can find someone who will." Or something along those lines.

Sorry to talk your ear off, didn't mean for this to get so long!

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Sat, 10-16-2010 - 11:35am

I'm so sorry for your losses and that you find yourself back here again.

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Registered: 05-27-2010
Sun, 10-24-2010 - 8:00pm

My miscarriages were caused by low progesterone level according to the doctors. I am sorry to hear about your lost.

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Registered: 03-07-2005
Sun, 10-24-2010 - 9:33pm

First and foremost I am so sorry for your loss and when you go through this kind of loss we want answers and unfortunately sometimes their just not out there. I lost our daughter at 16.3 wks and

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Registered: 05-12-2008
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 1:42pm

I want to start by saying that I am so sorry for your loss.

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 1:49pm
I am so glad someone else mentioned this:

"Some feel that low levels are what can cause a m/c and some believe that if your levels are low then a m/c is inevitable."

I dunno what I believe here but I have to admit I do see the logic. If your hCG is low and falling you are going to m/c. Supplementing with hCG is not going to save the pregnancy. You are just avoiding the envitable and a lot of dr's believe the same is true of Progesterone. Both my RE's from two different practices believed that was the case.
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