Post # 1
I know there are plenty of bees that are having difficult ttc. But I think there a lot or at least a few of us that seem to have no trouble getting pregnant…we just can’t stay pregnant.
I just finally got AF back again after my last mc, so we’ll be ttc again next month.
My doctor will be seeing me right away if I get KU again to look at my hormones and whatever else and I’m taking a strong prenatal vitamin now.
I will cut all caffeine out and avoid hot baths. (My 2 favourite things.)
Just wondering if anyone has any advice at all for staying pregnant., or things needed for a healthy full term pregnancy.
Post # 3
I don’t know if this helps, but I remembered seeing this research suggesting that actually a lot of miscarriages are not because you’re doing anything wrong but actually because you are too fertile and the embryos that implanting wouldn’t have survived. Hopefully next time it will all go well!
Post # 4
sorry to hear that. my family has a long history of issues with staying pregnant. There really isnt any tips or tricks. the best advice is to let it happen on its own. Its such a hard thing not to worry about, but worrying doesnt do you any good.
Post # 5
For me, I think it was low progesterone. One clue that you’ve got progesterone issues is a short luteal phase; mine was 7-9 days on average before I got pregnant with my son.
I hope you find some answers soon!
Post # 6
Are you on progesterone to help keep you pregnant? I have heard of alot of women going on Lovenox also. Alot of miscarriages are caused by blood clots that cut of oxegen/circulation to your baby. I would ask about that. I am on lOvenox during my fertility treatments and all the way until the end of my pregnancy.
I am so sorry you are going through this. Praying for you and your angel babies. please PM if you have any questions.
Post # 7
@SpecialSundae: Oh that’s really interesting. That’s for that link 🙂
Post # 8
My cousin can get pregnant, but cannot stay pregnant without progesterone. She had I think 3 miscarriages, then a daughter in April 2010 once they started her on progesterone and now she’s expecting a son April 2012 also with the help of progesterone.
Post # 9
Not sure if your into alternative therapy but acupuncture can help as well. They can do certain points and give herbs that naturally increase progesterone and help get a “sticky” baby. I’d def see one who specializes in fertility though.
Post # 10
@SpecialSundae: Thanks for sharing that link. As someone else who has had back to back miscarriages, I found it very interesting!
@Sunshine09: Did your doctor do any tests to find out why you had the MCs? My OB mentioned that I could take a baby Aspirin each day as a preventitive method for blod clotting disorders which have been linked to MC. Unfortunately I’m allergic to Aspirin so I can’t do that (bleh!). I’m going back to see the doctor in 10 days so I’ll ask what else I can do to try to prevent any further miscarriages.
I also want to find out if he can put me on progesterone right away next time as a preventative method. My husband has a cousin who has had 5 miscarriages (she has two living children) and she found out after miscarriage #3 that her MCs were caused by low progesterone. If she doesn’t get a shot as soon as she finds out she’s PG, she loses the baby.
Post # 11
I’ve had two previous miscarriages and I’m currently pregnant (10 wks). My doctor put me on progesterone immediately this time. But I really have no idea if I need it, if that is what is helping me keep this one, or if there was just something wrong with the first two pregnancies. I’m still scared that there might be something wrong with this one too. It is really hard not knowing the cause.