808898 tn?1241544940

Miscarriage - Progesterone?

I had IVF and got pregnant.  At the 8 week u/s we saw a fetus and a heartbeat of 150.  My RE said things look good and could stop the progesterone supplements.  5 days later, I saw blood, went to the ER and the heartbeat was gone.  I'm concerned that perhaps I should have stayed on the progesterone, but was just following doctors orders.  When I spoke with the clinic, they said sometimes miscarriages just happen.  I'm sure he knows what he's doing, but I can't help but wonder if I had stayed on the progesterone, perhaps this wouldn't have happened?
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873190 tn?1304812975
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.   I am 39 years old and having my third miscarriage.

I am sure that your doctor knows best and there was a specific reason he/she told you to stop the progesterone.   My RE put me on progesterone after my second miscarriage and I still lost it.   My understanding is, if it is one of those random abnormalities, then no amount of medicine or treatment will stop the miscarriage.  Perhaps that was the case with you.  Not that it makes you feel any better.  But maybe knowing that it was inevitable will help you move on and continue with your plans.

Will they test the tissue to find out if it was an abnormality??
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623156 tn?1322865851
I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have any personal experience with ivf but I was diagnosed with this pg as a high risk pg and I was put on progesterone suppositories and I was still told it was not a guarantee I would not miscarry. You just never know what can happen. Your dr is a RE. I'm sure they have alot of experience etc. I argee with Kristine alot of times m/cs happen due to chromosomal abnormalities or the environment in the uterus meaning if there is a undiagnosed infection etc. Try not to beat yourself up I know it's hard I myself have suffered 6 losses and each time it was more brutal than the first but it also forced me to deal with my grief and get all the support I could. I hope you get some answers and find out what your next course of action to take is. Best wishes to you and good luck! I'm here if you need to talk!

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804378 tn?1240891168
i just found out that my baby heart beat had stopped...it happened out of sudden..no signs of bleeding o cramp....i still felt im pregnant...
yesterday i went for normal ultrasound and i saw my baby look like a tiny human with little legs and hands bud..the baby was so beautiful...but no heart beat...my dr was surprise cause she saw the heart beat on last week when i was around 6weeks plus...but she said might be some abnormalities in the baby and cant form perfectly..
but i really couldnt understand why must it happen when im around 8weeks time.after seeing all the growth everyweek and POP.....it was gone..
i still cant get the image of my baby out form my mind...even when my husband saw it in ultrasound,he said it was perfect...but why the heart stopped.dr said it stoppd in last 2 to 3 days..just only...
by the way this is my first IVF but my second miscarriage....had one during IUI...
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808898 tn?1241544940
I know exactly how you feel!  I went through the same thing.  Had an ultrasound at 8 weeks, baby's heart was beating, body was forming, could see umbilical cord.  Then 5 days later, heartbeat stopped.  It's absolutely devastating.  I'm so sorry you are going through this.  I know what you mean about not being able to get the image out of your mind.  I was constantly looking at my ultrasound photo and sobbing.  Finally I put it away.  It's been about three weeks for me now and I am feeling a little better each day and so will you, I promise.  Please know that I share your sadness.  Best wishes to you and lots of baby dust for both you and me!
Lisa K
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