What are you trying to stay pregnant?

Discussion in 'TTC After A Loss' started by NDH, Dec 13, 2022.

  1. NDH

    NDH 5 on earth, 8 in heaven

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    After my 8th miscarriage I have so much anxiety about getting pregnant again and having another miscarriage.
    We are TTC again and my constant prayer is that I will only get pregnant with a baby I can keep. I don't care how long it takes as long as I don't end up with another loss.

    Idk if it's healthy or not, but to curb my anxiety I have been going deep down the rabbit hole of OTC (as I have a Dr who can't/won't even run a recurrent loss blood panel on me and it's a year long wait to get in to see a specialist so I am on my own trying to figure things out) methods that may help with a successful pregnancy.

    I have just learned of the antihistamine protocol (Claritin, benadryl and pepcid) and have started that today, and have also just started taking low dose aspirin.

    I have taken low dose aspirin previously through a pregnancy after 4 consecutive losses (but then went and had a successful pregnancy where I didn't do *anything* and haven't used it since through 3 more miscarriages.)

    I will also be using progesterone cream when I get a BFP - I don't think progesterone is my issue but I stopped using it at 9 weeks with my last pregnancy and my baby passed between 11 and 12 weeks (I didn't know until I miscarried at 14 weeks) and now I have a mental connection between stopping it too soon and fetal demise.


    I also went to weekly acupuncture in the first trimester with my son after 4 losses, and while I can't afford weekly visits this time around, I plan to go twice a month for longer whenever I do get pregnant again.

    So the TL;DR version:

    1. Antihistamine protocol
    2. Low dose aspirin
    3. Progesterone cream
    4. Acupuncture every two weeks.


    If anyone has anything else to add I'd love to hear it.
     
  2. MrsKatie

    MrsKatie Well-Known Member

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    I swear by Maca. It is used to prevent miscarriage and I feel very confident it’s safe during pregnancy. I always take through 16th week or so. Good luck girl -<3
     
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  3. mimi4

    mimi4 Well-Known Member

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    I came across this article on nutrion and 3-minth rule to help avoid miscarriages, and thought I would share with you. Hope you will find it helpful.
     
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  4. NDH

    NDH 5 on earth, 8 in heaven

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    Thanks. The article is unfortunately behind a paywall. But I am already very focused on nutrition and there was 18 months between my last miscarriage and the one before that, and I have a quadruple rainbow (6 years old) who was conceived immediately following miscarriage with no period in between, so I'm not sure it will make a difference in my situation.
     
  5. markswife10

    markswife10 Well-Known Member

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    I would add coQ10 for you and your DH while TTC to improve egg/sperm quality.

    Hugs!!! I’m so sorry you’re going through this ❤️
     

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