Calling everyone in the low progesterone boat!
I have some questions!
It's been an issue for me for a while,
all the way back to my second miscarriage.
When I got pregnant the third time it was under the care
of my OB Dr. W if you read back through my blog posts
I have a conversation posted that I had with Dr. W
in November of 2011
about my progesterone being low...
he put me on it on CD14 while doing clomid..
he did this all three months and by the third month
it had worked and we were pregnant!
When we lost baby 3 we switched to Dr. B
I had mentioned to him before that I have had
a history of low progesterone. But he would always say
"well when you get pregnant we will check your levels and
if we need a supplement we will add one"
After my phone call with the nurse 2 days ago
it occurred to me that I have heard this
"Well your test was negative and your progesterone is low so you
should be starting soon" thing a time or two before..
and you know what? I NEVER start on my own.
I always have to take provera..
So here are my questions...
Has anyone had repeat progesterone tests done?
if so did they give you supplements while you were in mid cycle?
I mean if you read how much progesterone affects
every single step in the pregnancy process its a no brainer
that someone with low progesterone should be on
supplements while trying?! right?!
After talking it over this morning
I decided to call another Dr. in the area that
many woman have raved over.. We shall call him
He is a OBGYN but he has been known to work magic
on woman who suffer from RPL and PCOS
I meet with him on Oct. 1st to see if he can help me out!
Could it be something as simple as progesterone?
Something I had mentioned time and time again to the RE
that time and time again he pushed into the corner
while he offered me more "expensive" methods?
while me made me believe that IUI and IVF were my only choices?
He never even offered to retest my progesterone..
or take a few minutes to look back in my files..
Could this really be the sole reason we can't get pregnant and stay pregnant?!
I hope Dr. D has the answers we are looking for!
Some info my darling mom helped find on low progesterone:
Low levels of progesterone prevent egg implantation.
If a test finds low levels of the hormone, you may have infertility progesterone problems. Low levels mean the uterine lining starts to disintegrate before the fertilized egg can properly embed itself. In short, the uterus does not have the type of welcoming environment that allows the egg to grow; instead, it’s a hostile place that makes it impossible for a fetus to thrive.
The medical term for low progesterone levels is Luteal Phase Defect (LPD), and specialists treat it with progesterone therapy. If the condition isn’t treated, experts say even when a woman does become pregnant there is a high miscarriage rate. source