So, I just joined the group today. I currently have a 13 month old boy and I am 8 weeks 5 days pregnant with our second. I was breastfeeding and didn't get my cycle back. So, to our surprise, Christmas day I conceived our second! We are looking forward to this new little one arriving on or around September 16th. I called my previous OBGYN and they didn't test progesterone levels my last pregnancy. For some reason, my midwife group did this time around. It may be due to my continued breastfeeding with this second pregnancy. Since finding out that my levels are at a 9 (which from what I understand is pretty low--- taken at 7.5 weeks pregnant), I stopped breastfeeding. We were weaning and he was down to one feeding a day. So my question is if anyone experienced this? How did things go if so? I've never had any miscarriages, but a progesterone level this low can lead to a m/c. I'm also concerned about losing the baby later in pregnancy... does this occur due to low progesterone early on? My midwife wants me to take progesterone meds which is a synthetic form and my husband and I don't really agree with her thinking. We feel that if God didn't mean this pregnancy to stay, then it shouldn't be. But now I'm paranoid and am looking for answers as to why it is this way. I think it's the breastfeeding but who knows. I'm going to ask for them to retake my blood next week hoping it will be higher for a peace of mind. The other thing about taking the synthetic progesterone is there are warnings of possible birth defects but they claim that the benefits outweigh the risks. One more thing my Mom said her levels are low... not sure if its due to menopause but I wonder if it could be genetic. Funny thing is we did not have any difficulty either pregnancies getting pregnant so it doesn't really make much sense to me. I'm a runner and my midwife said that runners are apparently known to have lower levels so not sure if that could be it also. Any input is much appreciated!!!