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    Default Progesterone support in a non-ivf pregnancy...

    Hi all...

    Just driving myself around the bend over thinking every thing and thought I'd just see if there were many experiences on Bubhub...

    So it would appear I am still pregnant.

    I've had a missed m/c in Jan, where baby just stopped growing at 6w2d and I lost bub at about 9-10 weeks...

    I just had a spontaneous m/c on the 1st September... Just started bleeding one day at about 6 weeks...

    I went back for a check up on the 10/10 and had an ultrasound which showed signs of ovulation, and a nice thick lining of 13mm.

    I then felt pregnant and did a test on Sat 20/10 and got a bfp. Unable to help myself, I went off to the dr and had early monitoring, against my better judgement.
    So it went like this
    Mon-hcg-2002
    Tues-scan with a sac and yolk and an estimate of less than 5 weeks
    Wed-hcg-2050
    Fri-hcg-1953, progesterone 22

    So we pretty much just said goodbye right then and tried to deal with never having our third and focused on our beautiful family of 4. Drs apologized and all that...

    And on Tues at the scan to confirm the pregnancy wasn't progressing there was a heartbeat 128bpm, a little bean at 6w2d (I REALLY wish it could have been 6w3d or ANYTHING else) and everything where it should be and looking healthy.

    The dr has suggested I go on progesterone pessaries, 2 a day until at least 10 weeks.
    They didn't have any in any of the chemists in my tiny town, so one of them is ordering some in... Because I'm not an ivf patient I have to pay full price which is $100 a week. And while it stings a bit, you can't put a price on something that may help bub stay put.

    Anyway, I guess my main question is; is 22 really low? Has anyone had a level like that and had no problems? The week between finding it so low and actually starting the support is a bit worrying.
    There's not a whole lot of stories out there about non-fertility-treatment people taking progesterone. I guess I'm just really hoping for some stories because the two weeks between scans is looooong.

    I'm soooo glad I asked them to check it.

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    I'm not surprised they cost more here... Everything does... it's $96 for 15... And apparently that was after my gp had 'wheeled and dealed' as much as she could.
    I'm glad to hear they worked! And you being 7 weeks gives me comfort too. I was worried that it was too late anyway.

    Were you just on two pessaries a day? Did you have your levels monitored after taking them?

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    Hi ,

    I can't remember my levels sorry but this bub was a progesterone support bub. I was one the crinone gel, one a day for the first trimester. I couldn't get it locally and did a five hour round trip every two weeks to pay $190 for the fortnights supply from my FS . I feel your pain!!!

    I'm now 10 days off meeting our bub and all that bother is a distant memory. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy and the progesterone.



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    Thanks Sam! That sounds very annoying! But 10 days away is awesome news!! You send me sticky vibes and I'll send you 'move on out on or before your due date' vibes...

    I just 'took' my first progesterone...

    It's ridiculous, considering everything I've been through, but I feel really positive about this bub. I think there's still a fair part of me that is not getting attached, but I have a quiet voice saying it will be fine. I SO hope it's right.
    I also feel like it's a good sign that my lining was nice and thick, I think generally low prog. can result in a thin lining, if my research is correct, so maybe when they took my blood it was at a time when the hormone was low. It can fluctuate, apparently. I'm just clutching at straws... Lol...

    I'm really glad I had it checked...

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    Hi there! I had two m/c in a row and bleeding in my first pregnancy too which resulted in my beautiful daughter. After many tests after my miscarriages they ruled out everything and said I was just unlucky. However, the specialist I was seeing suggested I use progesterone till 12 weeks. I paid over 100 dollars each week for the treatment crinone and inserted one peasary each night. I now stare down at my son tommy who is 14 weeks old today. Pessaries are unpleasant but my last pregnancy was the only one I didn't bleed or spot for. I think it made a difference. I never used ivf either.

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    Sending you as many super sticky and as you can handle! And thanks but bub will be another CS and as much as I can't wait to meet him or her I'm not ready for my last pregnancy to end, but that's another sook for another thread .

    I can't comment on the pessary thing but crinone gel was fine for insertion and such but I wasn't given a detailed explaination of the, shall we say 'gross' leftovers .

    Keep your postivity going and I wish you all the love and luck in the world for a perfectly boring pregnancy .

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    Default Progesterone support in a non-ivf pregnancy...

    I am using the pessaries ATM. Yep $99 per box of 15. If you have private health with extras they could cover some, but you have to get a private prescription receipt from the pharmacist. I get $40 a box back from BUPA.
    I may have to use them for the whole pregnancy, as low progesterone is one of the pregnancy complications of auto immune diseases. I suggest you stock up on long panty liners :-)
    Good luck. I will keep my eye our for you and my fingers crossed!!!

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    Default Progesterone support in a non-ivf pregnancy...

    Helpful tip you won't follow and don't want to hear: sticking it up your back passage is easier. You don't have to lie down after inserting it, you can just go about your day. Also any waxy residue gets pooped out! The first few are awkward but once you get the hang of it it's much less intrusive than using your vag.

    Sorry don't remember my levels, and I tried not to pay attention to the cost!

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    Default Progesterone support in a non-ivf pregnancy...

    Except for the haemmeroids!!! LOL. Saw a surgeon about them today. Relief on the 4th of December (hopefully).

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    Daydream,
    expensive but worth it
    I did IVF and had a few miscarriages, but eventually fell pregnant naturally. I had early bleeding and had progesterone support, I believe it made ALL the difference and is the reason I have my beautiful boy now.
    I took it until 12 weeks.
    I was in Bali and over there they don't do suppositories they have oral tablets! It was sooooo much easier .... Why they don't have it here I do not know!
    Doc also advised us not to do the deed til after 12 weeks ... I was not prepared to take any risks with my little one,, so took his advice ... Not that it mattered I was horribly sick til 15 weeks!
    I have my fingers crossed for you that everything progresses well!

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