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    UPDATE: Well, I called the m/w, and they said that testing progesterone is not within their protocols. They referred me to a perinatologist. He only had one appointment this week. It was for tomorrow in a town an hour and a half away. And Isaiah is still in the hospital. The next available is next week. I don't even know if it's worth going then. I will be at 7 weeks, and it is likely that if there is a problem it will be too late. I think I just need to resign myself to the fact that this is out of my control. This baby will stick or won't stick, and it's not up to me. On the up side, I did start experiencing some significant nausea today

    Hi Ladies! I am not sharing this publicly just yet, but I got a BFP last week. This was totally unexpected, as my cycle was really strange. I figured I hadn't even ovulated because of the stress of the surgery. I had fertile CM really early, and it stopped before I would normally be ovulating. I wasn't temping because I couldn't find my thermometer. I had a bit of pinkish spotting while we were in the hospital after the surgery, but AF never showed. Then I started getting more EWCM, which was very strange. About a week after that, I decided to test. If I had ovulated with the first EWCM, I would be pg, and apparently I did and I was. I am really excited and happy about it, but at the same time really intimidated and scared. The last three pg ended in losses for me, so I will have a really hard time accepting this as real until I get beyond the first trimester. I had thought for sure after the last loss that I'd be going to a doctor immediately and demanding hormone testing, but now I am not feeling really motivated to do that. I'm not sure why. I definitely had a luteal phase defect after my PPAF, and some of my recent cycles I had spotting before AF. My last cycle (December) was completely normal. WWYD?
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    I would probably call the doctor and let them decide what to do. If you can do anything to help sustain the pregnancy...then it would be good to be seen right away...right? If there is something that is not helpable...then at least you have done all you can. That is just me. Congrats and good luck! I will be sending t&p and tons of sticky vibes your way!!!
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    Thanks. I wish it were that simple, but I saw a m/w practice for my other pregnancies, and the OB's that they work with do not believe in progesterone supplementation unless there is a LPD, and they would say that I don't have one because my LP is usually about 13 days. If I go to another practice that will be more likely to intervene, I will be a new patient and probably not be able to get an appointment right away.

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    oh I see....so do you feel like you need the progesterone to help sustain the pregnancy and the doctors will not prescribe it based on your history? Gosh..I do not know what I would do. I would be a nervous wreck probably....I will pray for you! I hope your bean sticks!!! ((hugs)) You might be able to call another office explain about your recurrent losses and see if they will get you in right away and test you for progesterone level. Couldnt you ask for your level to be checked and if its super low ask if they would supplement it for you? If its normal...then you wont need it anyways!
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    Congrats! Do you think your current practice would let you come in for a blood test to check your hcg/progesterone levels given your losses? That way if your progeterone is low they could find out and help.
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    Well, I called my m/w practice and a local OB practice that saw me when I was in the hospital when I had pneumonia and was pg. I am waiting for a call back from both. We'll see what they say.

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    Wow!! Congrats! I hope everything goes well!
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    YAY!!! Congrats!!! HH9M!! Sending tons of sticky vibes! Kup on your dr. appt I hope they get you in soon!! I am so happy for you!!!
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    Okay, so I haven't had much luck getting any help. I called an OB practice that consulted when I had pneumonia. I explained the situation and my concern about my progesterone level. They ordered labs, but when I went to pick up the slip, it only had 48 hour HCG levels and blood type. When I complained about not getting a progesterone level, they told me the doctor wants me to get the HCG, then if levels indicate, get an u/s. If not, they would see me at 7-8 weeks. I explained that if my progesterone is low, then 7-8 weeks would be too late to do anything about it. They told me they would have someone (NP?) call me when she got back from lunch, which she never did. But they basically conveyed the message that I'm a new patient and not in any position to make demands.

    I left a message with my m/w on call, but she tried to call me back 3 times, and I was with Isaiah at the doctor's twice and in the ER the third time (will post a separate thread about that). She was not available when I tried to call back. Sigh. Maybe it's just a sign that I shouldn't stress about it or try to control the situation.

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    Hugs Deb! It is so hard not to worry. Maybe Isaiah will be a distraction from all this? I would be a nervous wreck though. Thankfully my doc is of the, "it can't hurt, so why not" mentality with the progesterone. I hope the m/w is able to get back with you. Congrats hon!!
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