I 'm 44 with an 8 year old. I just had my second miscarriage in 6 months, with one chemical pregnancy as well, the 1st at 6 1/2 weeks, this one at 8 weeks after seeing the embryo with a strong heartbeat the week before. But I had felt my pregnancy symtoms falling away for a week or so before that. It was the same in the previous miscarriage.. I told my doctor and she said don't worry unless you have bleeding So Firstly, does anyone know if the embryo should be tested? ( Sorry for details but I have it as it all came out all together.) And secondly, what kind of tests are there to find out why the pregnancy hormones seem to be dropping when they should be increasing? Is this age? I just don't know if we should bother trying anymore, but feel that I would like to at least once more, so I'm wanting to make this time count.View Thread
Hi, they tested my hormone levels before I got pregnant and they were really good. Does anyone know what the reasons for hormone levels dropping off in early pregnancy leading to miscarriage are? My doctor said that it could be genetic problems to do with my age..44. Is it possible to treat hormone levels falling in early pregnancy?View Thread
Thanks for the kind responses.. My doctor said yesterday there was no reason to test embryo, which isn't really correct as you say, because I do want to rule out genetic problems at my age. Unfortunately I'm using socialised medicine here, and will have to go private to get any decent answers. My progesterone levels were checked before I got pregnant, and all hormone levels were good, but nothing checked afterwards, even when i reported that my symptoms had drastically dropped off around the 6th week. Would they normally test hormones during early pregnancy if you report decreasing symptoms? I'm just trying to get an idea what would be happening in private medicine in a more medically advanced country.View Thread
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