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Hang in there! A regular reader (fan) is rooting for you. I don't have any advice, just sending you good and calming thoughts. I haven't been in your shoes on this one, but I am doing IVF and every step of the way has about made me lose my mind. So I send you empathy, sympathy, and my best wishes for your current state and long-term outcome.


This sucks and I'm with your hematologist that someone needs to step up to the plate. You didn't ask for my assvice but here it is anyway: If it is determined to be worthwhile, get in with Dr. Somebody Else even if it means 3 doctor's appointments in one week, even if it means you have to spill the beans at work. Because if something should go wrong (warding off evil eye) you do not want to ever look back and wish that you had done more. Thinking of you and wondering when the fun part of this pregnancy is going to start. Sheesh.

Anna H.

I'm making you a virtual cup of chamomile tea right now...

Thinking of you, my friend.



Have no good advice or assvice. Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you.


Just checking in, sending hugs and good vibes your way.


Oh Hell! I hate vacation week. Hang in there kid.


Can you, as a stopgap measure until these people return from vacation, go to Duane Reade and buy the OTC progesterone cream they sell to ease women through peri-menopause? One friend used it to lengthen her luteal phase, and another used it to support pregnancy in the first trimester (she'd miscarried early a few times before that). Apparently it's enough of a boost to increase your level a few points. It certainly wouldn't hurt.


"Assvice alert" .... please feel absolutely free to disregard, and remember it comes from a pedi, not an ob/gyn!

From what I've read, the studies don't really prove that progesterone suppliments actually reduce the chance of miscarriage. Falling progesterone levels seem to accompany inevitable miscarriages, BUT ....

your progesterone is a) NOT falling and b) not too low in the first place (see chart). So, if it were me, I'd talk to a perinatologist for my own peace of mind, but I'd actually try not to worry too much. I still happen to think you're normal, and that everything is going to be fine. :-)


wishing you good luck with this and that you find someone who will "step up to the plate" and give you some reassurance soon.


From what I have read you seem to fall within the normal range on the progesterone issue, on the lower end, but within the range none the less. Someone has to be on the low end of the normal range, right? Or at least that's what my mother always told my brother who was consistantly in the 10th percentile on all those height and weight charts. Anyway, your RE and your OB don't seem overly concerned. Unless you feel they are totally incompetant (and it doesn't sound like they are) I would take that as a good sign.

As far as all the appointments go I have had similar issues with having to miss a lot of work for doctors appointments. Not pregnancy, but something else just as private. I just told them I was going to have quite a few doctors appointments coming up over the next few months. I said it was nothing too serious and I would be fine and it was nothing that would affect me at work but that I needed to take care of it. I thanked them ahead of time for being accomadating and left it at that. If anyone pressed (only the office busybody ever did) I just said "I'm fine. I only discuss my health with my doctor but thanks for your concern." Let the office gossip about you.

Or of course if your boss is someone you trust and feel you can confide in you could tell him/her. It can't hurt to have someone in the office who knows what you are going through and can offer support. But if your boss is an asshat just be vague. Everyone will think you're mysterious. If your boss is a guy he will most likely assume "female parts problems...ewwww" and definitely won't want to press further.

Anyway, good luck. Hoping you will be able to relax and enjoy this pregnancy very soon.


Dont you just love that after months of seeing a doctor to get pregnant they just dismiss you? I was so upset when mine did that.

"Well you have been released to an OB, you really arent our patient anymore..." I told her that really sucked. She agreed.

Best of Luck

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