I miscarried very early found out I was preg 1/25, diagnosed with a threatened m/c on 1/30 at the ER. I was advised to and had bloods drawn on 2/1 (48 hours later) by my OB as he thought I was just too early in preg and was looking for them to double. I then started to bleed on 2/2 heavily and it has continued and today is starting to mix with brown old blood and has been a lighter flow than the first few days.. I'm headed to the OB today for a follow up and what would've been the next appt to get my prenatal stuff going .. I'm writing this for advice.. This was our first pregnancy and I'm wondering if I should ask the dr of anything that could help carry to term next time, should I ask for my progesterone to be tested? I also was tested in the Hosp back on 1/30 for the RH Neg factor and never heard back from them which they said they would call if I was, I plan to follow up today.. Otherwise I'm just looking for advice of others on questions I should ask the OB today? Any Help would be appreciated as this is my first time at this.. The real shocker would be if I'm actually still pregnant because the home tests I've done since the ER diagnosis have been just about negative appearance wise Good Luck and Lots of Baby Dust!
Progesterone is something they mentioned for me in the hospital, having it supplemented my next pregnancy and even combining it with baby aspirin. My follow up for my D&C is on the 16th (in about a week and a half) and that's one thing I am going to talk to my doctor about again. You can probably request that they do bloodwork, etc. on you, but my doctor told me that if you are young and healthy, the chances of bloodwork showing an issue are extremely slim. I think a lot of it is trial and error, and MOST women have one miscarriage and never have another. If this is your first miscarriage you have an extremely high chance (percentage wise) of carrying a healthy baby naturally your next pregnancy. I think it's around 97%. Once you have 2 losses the number goes down a bit, and a bit more after the 3rd. However, it's still something like 60-70% of women who go on to have a successful pregnancy, even after multiple losses.
Sorry I couldn't be too much help, this is my first loss and was our first try, so I don't know a lot myself yet. Good luck and I hope we all have brand new BFP's and healthy babies very very soon!
Thank you for your reply.. Im back from the dr and here is the update:
1/30 My hcg was 11.6 and then when I was re-tested 2/1 my levels had only risen to 14. Dr. Mike said it was still at the stage of being cells, and in this stage most women don't even realize they are pregnant and therefore when miscarrying they mistake it for a "heavy period". He did say that my chances of it being tubal or ectopic are again less than 1% which he said also last time and that since I've had the bleeding and clotting with no pain he isn't concerned however does like to keep an eye on patients in my situation so he drew more blood, results will be in tomorrow to make sure my HCG is 5 or less. Dr. Mike said this was more so a chemical and that I'm in the pool of folks healthy enough to try again and most women go on to have healthy normal pregnancies after this type of miscarriage.. If the occurence of m/c keeps happening he is also a fertility dr and said he will do more testing to find the cause but did tell me to keep trying as soon as I want I'm so thankful and wish you all here the best and LOTS OF BABY DUST! I'm still going to be around for the long haul as I love this board and these ladies here from all parts, the overwhelming amount of support, emotion and information on the forums has helped me tremendously! Thank you to all and BABY DUST!
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