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November 13th, 2006, 08:01 AM
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I have had 2 daughters with no problems whatsoever. I have had 2 miscarriages in a row since having them. I never found out what caused them but wonder if it's because of low progesterone. I took a test yesterday and it was positive, and I have made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. My question is that if he checks my progesterone tomorrow and it's low, what are the chances of the baby making it if he puts me on progesterone now? I think I am about 4 weeks.
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November 13th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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I had 3 m/c's before this pregnancy unfortuantely and also had no answers as to why after tons of testing. I did take progesterone vaginally with this pregnancy and didn't start taking it until I got my BFP - and I tested on the date my period was due so I was about 4 weeks when I started using it. I was put on it as a precaution but I believe my number was fine on its own anyway. But good luck to you!!!

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November 13th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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If your progesterone is low, doc will start you on supplements. You might even ask him about it at your appointment tomorrow, as the results can take a couple of days to come back. The suppositories are more effective than the oral version, as progesterone has a really short half-life. So putting it as close as possible to the pg helps your body absorb as much as it can.

There are never any guarantees as to whether it will work. I was like you, had a super easy pg with DS, then had two losses in a row. They were chromosomal issues and doc said that my progesterone was low with the second. He didn't know if it was low because of the chromosomal issue or for another reason, so he put me on suppositories for the first trimester as a precaution.

A friend of mine uses the same doc and for her second pg her progesterone was a 7. That is incredibly low. Doc put her on mega doses of progesterone and she delivered a healthy baby in July. Keep in mind that this is a super unusual success story. Doc said it was a first for him and he's been an OB for at least 20 years. But it is possible.

I hope everything works out for you! Keeping you in my prayers. Let us know how your appointment goes tomorrow.
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November 13th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Thanks ladies! I will let you know how it goes!
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November 13th, 2006, 01:18 PM
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there is a very good chance that if it is b/c your progestorne is low is the reason that you are having the m/c and the dr puts you on something right away that it will work out for you.

I had 3 m/c last year ( after having my son 3 years earlier with no problems ) and did several test after the 3rd everything looked great no problems at all.

I was 3 weeks 4 days when I found out I was pregnant called the doctor the next day got in for some blood work and then about 7 days later doctor had me take prometruim ( progestone hormones ) for about 13 weeks and now I am currently 25 weeks pregnant with a happy healthy baby.

good luck there is HOPE

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November 13th, 2006, 04:15 PM
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i was put on progesterone at 5 weeks i believe,i "think " the sooner the better but im not quite sure what the time frame is.if your 4 weeks though i would think thats plenty early,this is just my opinion though.sry i couldnt be of more help.oh and i got to stop taking them at 14 weeks. good luck
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November 17th, 2006, 12:44 PM
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we tested + at 10 dpo and already had the Utrogestan (brand name) on hand as dr said to start as soon as we find out. Made me all warm and sweaty, felt like change of life (or what I'd imagine it to be) and had alot more MS that I remember w/ my son..
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