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Hi everyone. My name is Whitney. I posted on this board when I was pregnant with my DD. I had an early loss (6 weeks). DD is a happy, healthy almost 3 year old now, and we decided to try for another.
We got pregnant the first cycle we tried. We were ecstatic! Then, last Sunday, I had a small amount of brown spotting mixed in with some cm. It was only first thing in the morning, and only when I wiped. Then, Monday, I had a little more pinkish brown spotting. Again, it was only when I wiped and then I didn't see anything until later in the evening, when there was some more reddish brown when I wiped. I called my doctor in the morning, and they had me come in for an ultrasound.
Based on my lmp, I was 6 weeks 3 days. Based on my ovulation date, I was just 6 weeks. At the ultrasound, we we able to see a sac, and a fetal pole, but no heartbeat. No one seemed concerned, because it may just have been to early. They took some blood to check my hcg and progesterone and sent me on my way. I was feeling fairly good about the pregnancy.
When my doctor called me about my bloodwork, my hcg seemed fine. It was 6000 something. My progesterone was low though. It was only 6, and she said for a healthy pregnancy, they like to see it over 10. She said we would just wait and see what we saw on the next ultrasound on Tuesday. She said she didn't want to put me on progesterone supplements yet, because if it was a nonviable pregnancy, all the progesterone would do is prolong it. If we saw a heartbeat at the ultrasound, then she would put me on the supplements.
After the news sunk in, I cried. I just felt like there was no hope and I was doomed to miscarry. The more I thought about it, though, the more I didn't feel right about just sitting and doing nothing. I called my doctor back and asked to be put on the progesterone now. I just wanted to know that even if this does end in a miscarriage, that I did everything I could do. If I miscarried, I knew I would always wonder if I could have saved the pregnancy by taking the supplement. My doctor didn't seem to think that if this was a viable pregnancy that I would miscarry between now and Tuesday, but she prescribed them for me anyway.
So, here I sit. Waiting for my ultrasound on Tuesday, taking the supplements, and trying really hard not to freak out. Every time I wipe, I inspect the tp and have seen some brownish discharges and some pinkish discharge. I don't know if this is normal for the suppositories, or my body trying to miscarry, or something else.
I'm sorry that turned into a novel. Kudos to those that made it all the way through it. anyone have any advice? Anyone else been on progesterone and gone on to have a healthy pregnancy? I go back and forth between feeling good about the pregnancy, to preparing myself to miscarry.
~Whitney mommy to Zoe 9/26/08 and Zachary 3/2/12~
Last edited by woohoo502; July 16th, 2011 at 11:48 AM.
We have had a number of ladies who are still with us who have taken the supplements. Some have said with the suppositories they have spotting so I don't think that is abnormal at all. I have never had to take them myself, so I have no personal experience. Welcome to the group! Praying you have a heartbeat on Tuesday please KUP. We are here and totally understand. Your daughter is a cutie.
I hope everything works out for you and I'll definitely be keeping you in my thoughts.
Just to give you some hope - progesterone is not always as important as some doctors make it out to be. My progesterone, in four pregnancies, has only been over 9 once, and i only took supplements during my second pregnancy. The one that was over 9 (28 I believe) was the one in which i miscarried because of a chromosomal issue. The first one I was between 6-8 and my ds is a perfect little four year old. My second one it was at 9 and we lost at 21 weeks but it had NOTHING to do with the progesterone. My fourth pregnancy (current) had a starting progesterone of 11 but when down to 9 by 7 weeks and I'm 14 weeks along now. My doctor said some people have lower progesterone naturally and while it can be a sign of m/c it is not always the case so there is hope!