Yes, I am almost off my progesterone!
Only two more weeks.
I saw a hematologist on Friday who told me that I'm actually HOMOzygous for the MTHFR mutation (different than what the OB's nurse told me). He said that it's REALLY unclear in the hematology community what should be/can be done about the MTHFR mutation, and also told me that elevated levels of homocystine (which can result if my mutated MTHFR gene isn't working right) can cause a clot on the arterial side of the circulatory system, but Lovenox works on the venous side of the circulatory system. Hmmm....
He seemed pretty sure that if my homocystine levels are normal (he checked them, so we'll see) the Lovenox is not going to provide any protection to the baby and could cause more harm than good. Now, he's not an OB, though, so of course he is probably more willing to suggest a treatment plan less than "do EVERYTHING we can."
After talking with him (for about 30 mintues...it was so refreshing to have all of my questions heard and answered!!), I feel pretty comfortable not being on the Lovenox and not being monitored extra. I don't know if I'll find a doctor who is okay with that, but I would think with a hematologist's opinion to back it up, they would have less liability concerns...right?
I'm going to start the search for a doc. who is okay with a laid back approach to this tomorrow...in the meantime, my current OBs office has already scheduled me a peri appointment...at 17 weeks! *sigh*