(Closed) 2nd MC trying to have baby #2 – need some support

posted 5 years ago in TTC
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It took me 18 cycles (one 8wk mc and a few super early ones between 4 & 5 weeks) to get pregnant with my first and I had low progesterone. They finally got it right on the 18th and tested my progesterone right away and put me on suppositories for the first trimester. I also have hypothyroidism which had to be medicated and controlled. Thyroid is always a good thing to check in these scenarios. The next time, the minute you get a positive test, I would have your hcg and progesterone checked immediately, if your hcg is rising appropriately but progesterone is low, there’s a good chance (not 100% guarantee, but has worked for many women) that supplementation will support the pregnancy. No harm in seeing a specialist and having testing done to see if anything else is off as well. I hope things work out for the best for you very soon!! And I’m so sorry for your losses.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

So sorry to hear about your MC’s. We are in the same boat except I had a loss prior to my Dear Daughter as well. Then 2 MC’s in a row trying for #2. Have you had an RPL panel done? I found out I was positive for the MTHFR gene mutation meaning I don’t absorb folic acid the same way others do, so am now taking the natural form of folate. Could be something as simple as that for you. Please join us on the TTC after miscarriage thread. It is an amazingly supportive place and you will get tons of info and insight from ladies who have all been there. GL to you!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m currently  pregnant after a handful of losses, and I’m sorry you’re going through this. Just a heads up that some doctors believe that low progesterone is a symptom of a pregnancy that’s not taking, rather than the cause. A decent number of studies back this up BUT there are also lots of ladies who take supplements and carry to term. Those docs would say these pregnancies self-corrected. It sounds like you won’t have to worry about this if your OB has prescribed progesterone in the past, but you might encounter resistance from others. It’s a chicken and the egg kind of thing.

That being said, as heartbreaking as it is, two miscarriages doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s an underlying problem, and it doesn’t mean it will happen again. Check your insurance policy. A lot of times, that will dictate at what point they’ll cover advanced testing. If you’re over 35 with two losses, you’ll probably be okay. Under 35 might require more finessing. FWIW, after lots of testing, they still didn’t find a cause for me. 

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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Adeline4:  I wanted to send you a big hug and prayers your way. I’m sorry for your losses and I hope you get answers soon.

I also wanted to say (heard this recently because I’m currently experiencing a miscarriage) one of the thing my doctor mentioned was that miscarriages can be common and she usually doesn’t do further tests until a woman has experienced 3 or more miscarriages in a row.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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Adeline4:  I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and I had 2 MCs prior to this pregnancy. The first time we got pregnant right away and MC’d at 8 weeks. After that it took 10 months to get pregnant and we MC’d at 9 weeks. Pregnancy #3 came 4 months later. My Darling Husband and I were tested for everything under the sun  and they found no issues. We were being seen by a fertility doctor the second time around and had weekly ultrasounds and lab work… but I still lost the pregnancy. This last time I didn’t even bother calling my doctor until nearly 8 weeks. I know how hard it is dealing with repeated losses, and it’s natural to want to know a reason so you can keep it from happening again. I think it’s smart to get checked out, but you should prepare yourself to not have answers at the end of it. The good news is that you already know that your body is capable of carrying a healthy pregnancy. The crappy thing about TTC is that sometimes the only thing you can do is throw crap at a wall until something sticks.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Adeline4:  Hope you are taking the time for yourself to heal. Just wanted to add I have a history of low progesterone in early pregnancy and went on supplments when I found out I was preggo with Dear Daughter and truly believe that is what helped me carry her to term! I’m now on them again and like to think it’s helping! Definitely not hurting anything so worth a talk with your OB about it. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee

This is awhile ago but I had a very easy and uneventful 1st pregnancy and then 3 MC while trying to have a 2nd. My issue ended up being resolved with progesterone and baby aspirin regimen. I was able to get PG easily just keeping it past the 8-9 week mark was the problem. 

I did have a successful #2 and he just started 5th grade this year!

I wish you all the best and just wanted to give you some encouragement. Stay strong and good luck to you on this journey.

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Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Your story sounds exactly like mine.  After having my son we tried for number 2 but ended up having 2 miscarriages.  My OB ordeedr a test to check for mutations for my husband and I and those came out fine.  Then I saw a RE who only found that I have low Vit D and may have immunity issues. He put me on a bunch of suppliments for 3 months before trying again and then had me on heparin when I tried again.  We got our BFP and I stayed on heparin for 20 wks.  I’m 32 weeks now with a healthy boy.  I’ll never really know if all the intervention helped but like you I had a hard time not knowing any answers.  I hope that you get some answers and a plan and get a take home baby very soon.  Good luck.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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Adeline4:  I can understand the fear to a certain extent I am terrified that this could happen again. It is so hard not knowing why something happened or what you can do to prevent it from happening in the future. It’s really scary. I am glad that you are being proactive and trying to do what you can to figure out what happened. Hopefully the Bees’ insight can give you some starting points too. I wish you all the best and hope that you have a healthy pregnancy soon

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Adeline4:  Exactly what happened to me when we started ttc. First try – pregnant. Lost it at 6 weeks. Second try after 1 cycle – pregnant – chemical lost it at 5 weeks. 3rd try – went on progesterone suppositories (vaginal inserts) and baby aspirin – sticky baby – beautiful healthy boy.

We are trying for number 2 now and I will do the exact same – progesterone and baby aspirin and hope it works again

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