progesterone

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  1. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    So after my second miscarriage Ive been looking online and found that alot of women who have had a few miscarriages have low progesterone. My second pregnancy i sort of new my body wasn't making enough ... only had faint positives whereas my first I had very strong ones and that one made it to well growth of 6 weeks HB until 7+ (not sure when it stopped saw HB at 7+2) and then mc at 8 weeks.
    This pregnancy nothing in sac at 6 weeks, mc at 7 weeks.
    This sounds like I'm not making enough progesterone. I need to have a blood test for PCOS but Im going away for a couple of days to sort my head out and get away from everything lol. So will have to wait
    Is low progesterone linked with pcos??
    How will they sort it out?
    Will I have more mcs in the future from this?
    I read online that if i have pcos and a number of mcs I only have 30-40% of having a successful pregnancy... is this true or am I just working myself up? :wall2:
    Any more info will be great thanks xx
     
  2. Charlotte9

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    Sorry you went through mc.

    It's great that you have got strength in you already and you have started your research.

    Were you spotting mid month before you got pregnant? Mid month spotting is usually a sign of low progesterone.

    Id say for you a good start would be super food boost to your body.

    Organic carrot soups, carrot juice, beetroot juice, salmon, nuts, avocado, mega lots of spinach, eggs, beans and peas, tons of water. And also vitamin D,B, B complex, zinc, folic acid, C. This will work better that progesterone drugs. x
     
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    Hi hun.

    I just wanted to say that I was sorry to hear your news and that I have everything crossed for you moving forwrda.

    xx
     
  4. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    Yeah started spotting about 8dpo I thought it was a good sign! With my first I didn't get any spotting so thought it would last :/ hmm.
    But I new it was low because faints, no preg symptoms, no appetite (could not stop eating even before I found out last time). Wasn't as tired, couldn't sleep etc.
    Then I had a bit of spotting at 5+5 so went for a scan and they told me there's nothing in the sac, but they said it's normal and might just be developing slow, i wish they just told me to expect a mc because I got my hopes up that everything was going to be ok. Then when the spotting got heavier I new it was over and was devastated, at least if they told me I could have prepared myself instead of looking at baby clothes etc...
    I just want to do everything I can to stop having anymore mcs, take medication etc ... im dieting (the doctors will blame my weight they blame it for everything) which it could be so I'm starting before I even go to shove it in their face that I'm trying lol. Tbh I'm a size 16 which I know women who've been size 20+ have perfectly healthy babies, I know its better to be slimer but ffs. Apparently I need to lose 86lbs to have a healthy bmi. Which would put me at 9 stone ... when I was 10 stone you could see my ribs but was still over my bmi but I think 10 stone will be ok for me? So that'll be 72lbs I need to lose. I doubt the doctors will be much use they told me the first time I had a mc that they will only step in after 3 mc and they'll tell me I need to lose weight before trying for another baby. So I don't actually want to go to them, but if i want to go to a fertility specialist I need to so they'll refer me... :/
    Aha I ramble on! but thanks for listening! :p xx
     
  5. Birdie

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    So sorry you are going through this PB. I don't have PCOS myself, but some research I did showed that insulin resistance & miscarriage seem to be linked in some people. Have you ever tried going very low carb (and high fat)?

    There have been some very interesting clinical trials that showed marked improvement for getting & maintaining pregnancy when women stopped eating all processed carbohydrate & sugars and increasing the intake of healthy fats.
     
  6. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    Tbf my mom and aunt are diabetic...but my blood always seems fine :S
    I haven't but maybe the doctor will refer me to a dietitian/nurse I think there's one in my doctors surgery so hopefully.
    I'll definitely look into it thanks! x
     
  7. Charlotte9

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    Peanut butter

    So sorry. It's very sad. Glad you have strength in you to stay positive.

    As of weight...yes doctors will always blame on that. Size 16 is not much to loose. I know its hard. But not impossible.

    I personally would do anything to get PG. What do you usually eat on daily basis?
     
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    Just to add. Food has major affect on your body and health. Let me know what you eat daily. I'm currently changing my diet too. X
     
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  9. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    My diet before trying to get healthy / loose weight was really bad!
    Morning (after 10): chocolate, crisps, yoghurt, sweets (not all together)
    Afternoon : beans on toast, soup with loads of bread, pot noodle, brown sauce on toast lol
    Snacks: same as breakfast
    Dinner: takeaway, sausage and mash, homemade curry, and then just stuff you put in oven like chicken drummers stuff like that.
    But probably more then half the week I would have no appetite, what's above if i was normal. If i didn't have an appetite I wouldn't eat anything until dinner time maybe some snacks but that's it, like yesterday I ate a pear an apple and then had tea which was a takeaway. I'm trying to be healthier this week but not staring properly until Monday as I'm going away tonight to stop stressing over everything, i just keep crying so hubby booked me a hotel room for some time away from the house, cleaning, looking after pets. To give me a break lol.
     
  10. Charlotte9

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    Peanutbutter

    Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a nice time off.

    When you come back will you change your diet? I think it will make huge difference.

    Here is mine.

    Breakfast :
    Large bowl of porriage with cherry jam
    Banana

    Lunch:
    Salmon
    Spinach
    Walnuts
    Pumpkin seeds
    Sunflowerseeds
    Yogurt if still hungry
    Carrot soup sometimes

    Dinner:
    Curry home made
    2 pieces of chocolates
    Mango

    Throughout the day I drink 2 l of water, beetroot juice and grapefruit juice.

    Once I've eaten all the good stuff. I can have whatever I fancy. A piece of chocolate cake.

    If you eat good nutritious food you will not crave bad food as much. X
     
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  11. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    Yeah when I was pg and a month before I was eating really good,
    Shredded wheat for breakfast, veg soup or scrambled egg with spinach, tomato, pepper and onion for lunch
    Chicken with boil potato or salmon, curry with boil rice and veg, I refused to have a takeaway while I was pregnant lol.
    I was trying to drink at least 1l or more a day and only drink water no fizzy stuff or squash lol and eating at least 3 fruit a day, would have gotten my other 2 during my meals lol

    I just need to get back into that routine, I think because I feel so low Im just like "it's only me now, i don't have to look after myself" that's what I said to hubby when i wasnt eating a day after mc but I'm getting better and turning things around lol.
    I'll be going gym at the start of the month I've made hubby join with me and tbh the last 2 times I've been on a diet/healthy lifestyle I got pregnant and before I was ntnp didn't get preg the whole year until I joined the gym lol. So hoping it works wonders aha x
     
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  12. Charlotte9

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    Peanutbutter

    I think its very important to do things you like. If you like gym, then defo join again!

    I was a member for 14 months, but quit cause I was scared that it might affect my ttc.

    So now Im going for long walks and eat 90% good stuff. x
     
  13. Clare80

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    I have pcos. I have a son who is 12 this year and I have had two mc. One in 2014 when we had seen a hb at 7 weeks and then I started brown spotting at 11 weeks and 12 week scan confirmed baby had died at 8 weeks. I then had a spontaneous miscarriage at 6 weeks but always knew it wasn't going to end well as had brown spotting right from bfp and lines didn't get really dark.
    I then saw a consultant and had all the possible testing done. I knew my progesterone was low already. I was put into clomid which I responded to well and conceived on the 4th cycle. I'm currently 13+3. Once on clomid my progesterone levels were really really good.
    There is plenty of hope for you. I know it's easy to say, but please don't feel too despondent. My consultant also mentioned that is had two different mc's, which sounds like you had too.
     
  14. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    Just realised I've been saying I mcd in January it's bloody February, you can tell I'm not with it! Aha!

    Thanks clare, you've gave me hope that something can be done so hopefully I won't have a mc with a third! xx
     

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