MC sufferers, question about your cycle..

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@graygodess20:  Totally get the stress of not knowing your body after a MC. My body was like clockwork before.. 29 day cycles, O cd 15 for the year before. Since the MC my last 2 cycles have been 33 days long. Last month I Od on day 17 and this month FF is telling me CD 14. I also got positive opk at days 7-10. It’s really frustrating but I’m taking it to mean I have to be extra vigilant to make sure I catch o and don’t poas too early! Could you be pregnant this month?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine went back to normal right after my MC. But I only had 2 cycles before I got pregnant again so I’m not sure they would have stayed that way. My O date did move around before my MC though

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@graygodess20:  You never know. Symptoms can be different pregnancies. But you’re right not to get your hopes up…It’s too hard Every month!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@graygodess20:  Mine was a little crazy. I can’t remember exactly, but I think it took me 4 weeks to get my period, and then I had a 17 day cycle and then a 25 day cycle and then I got pregnant again after the 25 day cycle. The 17 day cycle was most frustrating becaue I felt like all I had been doing for the last 2 months was bleeding and we were on vacation in Mexico. 

It’s good that you are trying again. When I went to get some genetic testing done for this baby, the doctor at the genetic testing center told me that it was good that I didn’t wait too long and in his experience, women get pregnant quicker the less time they wait and have a lesser chance of repeat miscarriage if they don’t wait as long. I don’t know what evidence he was using to back it up, but I’ll take his years of experience as fairly credible. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@graygodess20:  I hope that you’re wrong too or that even if they are off you can still easily get pregnant! Since mine were off, when we started trying again, we basically had sex every day for a two week period starting the day my period ended. I didn’t know what my fertile window was since the timing was off, so I just took the biggest estimate I could make and we went for it. And it worked since I am now almost 19 weeks!

Glad I helped you feel a little more hopeful. I went into trying again fairly negative too and just in disbelief that it could actually happen again. I had absolutely no symptoms or signs that I was pregnant the second time. I did start testing really early though because my progesterone was low when I miscarried and if it was low again, I wanted to get it tested as early as possible so I could start progesterone earlier in the pregnancy this time. I started testing at 3w (from last period, have no clue how many DPO it was) and got a positive at 3w3d. I did not have any real symptoms until probably about 6 w this time vs. 4 w last time. So every pregnancy is definitely different and try not to drive yourself crazy in your head over symptoms too much!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@graygodess20:  With my first pregnancy my progesterone was a 7 at 6 weeks. With this one, I had it tested at 3 weeks and 3 days and it came back 16. My doc at the time (I have since switched) likes to see it at 20. So I started 100 mg a day vaginal suppositories at 3w 3 d vs. 200 mg a day at 6 w. I think I probably would have been okay without it this time, but I was not willing to risk it. I was very insistent that they test. Now, I switched doctors at about 8 w this time and my new doctor said he would not have put me on the progesterone because 1) he thought the number was fine and 2) he had a philosophy similar to your old doc. However, I really think if it is important to you that you can advocate for it and I firmly believe that progesterone is linked to miscarriage. I would definitely test early and get in for bloodwork as soon as you know you are pregnant. My husband thought I was crazy for testing so early and when I called to doc, they were like, you haven’t even missed your period yet. But I was determined to go in and get it checked out. I also think that if I had known my progesterone was low earlier in my first pregnancy that maybe it could have been helped by starting the supplements earlier. I mean, who really knows, but that is what I think.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@graygodess20:  I was using progesterone suppositories during my pregnancy that ended in MC, and it ended in MC anyway. It was also a missed miscarriage, and I wonder if the progesterone was the reason why my body didn’t let go of the baby. (I wound up having a d&c five days after the MC was diagnosed and 10 days after the likely fetal demise.) 

My doctor said that low progesterone is often a symptom of an unhealthy pregnancy rather than the cause of a MC, and at least in my case, he was right. (Our baby had triploidy.) 

For the record, though, he never tested my progesterone when I was pregnant – the RE said it was borderline at 7 dpo, so the OB put me on the suppositories just for my peace of mind. So I’m not sure if I had low progesterone once I was actually KU – it might have been higher at that point, so who knows? 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had progesterone issues too. I don’t know what my levels were before the MC. When I had my follow up, I mentioned to my doctor that my LP was pretty short and I was concerned that I was getting AF before anything had a chance to implant. He agreed and said that there were signs my MC was “caused” by the progesterone being low. So he started me on oral progesterone, 200mg once a day, starting the day after a +OPK. I got pregnant that cycle and am just over 16 weeks.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@graygodess20:  Yup, it’s all a catch 22. I just went in for bloodwork when I got pregnant this time, I still didn’t see the doctor until 6weeks, but they would at least send me to the lab which was nice. Good luck!

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