Last night I started spotting. I am almost 9 weeks pregnant and have lurked/posted here. I am 44, close to 45. There have been signs all along the pregnancy was destined to fail. My 1st progesterone level was 6.7 and I was placed on supplements. It did come up to 12.2, but I was never convinced supplements can help right a bad pregnancy. Low progesterone (less than 10) usually indicates a failing pregnancy. Then, when I had my first ultrasound almost 2 weeks ago, the fetus measured 1 week behind. My OB said I may have ovulated late, but my cycles were regular, and I knew I hadn't. The spotting has increased to light red bleeding today. Bleeding during the first trimester has always meant a m/c for me. (I realize many, many women bleed and deliver a perfectly fine baby. Just not me). This will be my 4th miscarriage. I do have 3 children. I have a sonor and 1st OB appointment scheduled for Tuesday, and I've about decided to cancel. I just hate it when the sonographer, who can't tell the patient there is no heartbeat, says, "You can wait in the waiting room and the Dr. will talk with you." Been there, done that. Don't want to again. I just want to do this at home and I will call them if the bleeding is too heavy. I don't want an appointment or sonar to tell me the baby is dead. I'll let them know when it is over.
Back to the drawing board. I knew the odds were against me at this age. My dh, who really wasn't thrilled with this pregnancy, has been sweet and even alluded to trying again. Unlike some women, I've never needed healing time after a m/c. I usually want to try again right away.
Thanks for reading if you've made it this far. I'm pretty matter-of-fact about this m/c business now after four. I guess it's a way to cope. I am sad, but I know that m/c's are normal, and I want my body to function as nature intended and not retain an abnormal embryo.
Baby dust to all,
Edited 9/25/2004 11:59 pm ET ET by southerngirl1959