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First of all I want to send out hugs to everyone and say I am so sorry for your losses...


I am three weeks along today. It was at four weeks last pregnancy that I lost my baby. I dont know how I am going to last the first trimester without worrying myself sick, much less the whole nine months... although I really want a natural birth, one of my friends would not stop bothering me to go to the clinic and get my progesterone checked. I had to beg and beg, but I got one of the OBs there to order the level test. They used the same blood draw from Friday they used to confirm my pregnancy, so I was only 2 weeks, 2 days then. The nurse did not return my call as promised on Tuesday, so I had to call and harrass them to find out the results. The level is 12.1 which the nurse said was fine. However, what I've researched says 10 to 12 is ok, but after miscarriage they like to see at least 15 or 16... This OB would most likely give me progesterone suppositories, but then he would be very upset if he doesn't deliver the baby. He told my friend whose baby he ended up delivering, that as a doctor, he is not comfortable giving other people's patients medication. I really want my baby to be ok, but a hospital birth with him would not be what I would idealy want. I would really like to have a home water birth where my and my babies needs are top priority. So I have a few questions:

Anyone have any input on if the progesterone would help at this time? if I need it? if I should take it? if a midwife would approve or still agree to deliver my baby?

I am so torn, I want to do this naturally, but I also want this baby to be ok... any input would be much appreciated. and thankyou for reading my long post...

Jennifer
mommy to one little angel
11-23-01 and
little one on the way 5-26-04
 

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Jennifer, first off I sympathize with you. I know how hard it is getting through a pregnancy after a loss. We lose trust in our bodies.

As for the Progesterone, it's a tough call. Was it determined that your Progesterone was off on the pregnacy you lost? Usually, Progesterone is given to women who have had repeated miscarriage or low Progesterone in a previous pregnacy that ended in loss. I say usually, because I'm not a doctor, this is just my personal experience.

You're dream of a natural home birth sounds beautiful. Please know you do have several options. Can you call your midwife and talk to her? I'm not sure, but I beleive there are some natural forms that can be used as a cream - but please, only do this under the care of a midwife or doctor. Go ahead with the doctor and see how things go, this by NO means locks you into a birth with him. You don't need to lie to him, just talk to him and see what your options are. You can go with him and change your mind later - that's perfectly ok.

I'll be thinking about you
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Thank you Jacque for your responce. It helped to hear you say I didnt have to stick with the OB Doc if I decided I didnt want to. I did go in and get the progesterone. If nothing else, it puts my mind as ease a little for now.

I noticed under your name it says FlyLadys Nightmare. You must be referring to that lady who sends out notes each day on what part of your house to clean. Cute! A little dirt keeps the kids immune systems up anyway.


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I'm sorry about your loss. I know it can be confusing...about being "natural" yet wanting to do something.

I've had 2 losses and now I'm in the 2ww..DPO3 and I decided to start with the progesterone vag supp just in case I am pregnant right now. It makes me feel better to at least "do" something. I'm trying not to get my hopes high. I'm fearful about it all now...especially since I got "struck" down twice!!!

I love your thoughts about birth.
 
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