: to all you mamas.
I have had 2 miscarriages, both between my second and third living children. The first was at 8.5 weeks. We had already seen a healthy heartbeat on ultrasound, and then I just started bleeding one day. The baby was already gone at that point. I got pregnant again a couple of months later, but started to miscarry almost as soon as the pregnancy was confirmed by blood test. I insisted on some testing and they all came back totally fine. I asked about Progesterone and the OB said that the research is inconclusive as to whether or not it is a cause of miscarriage and whether or not suppositories could help. Because of that he didn't see any reason to test me for it, but said that he would have no problem prescribing it b/c it couldn't hurt. So, I thought it over and researched it and discussed it with my midwife and my acupuncturist and decided to give it a try. The next cycle I used it once O was confirmed and got pregnant with Rowan!
Interestingly, I was nursing during both of my miscarriages. Lilah had weaned just before the cycle that I started progesterone. Then we weaned, I started progesterone and I immediately got pregnant again and carried that baby (Rowan) to term.
So, this time I am taking progesterone but I am also still nursing. I am not going to wean Rowan, but I am nervous that nursing is a factor in my miscarriages. My midwife recommends that I eat a ton of protein (100 grams/day) and drink a ton of water and take extra EFA's.
I feel myself cringing inside when Rowan wants to nurse, out of fear that it will cause me to miscarry.