I wanted to post about my success after having recurrent chemical pregnancies. All this info is in the blog, but if you are visiting here for the first time, I wanted you to find this information easily. I do recommend that you read the other posts in this blog for much more detailed information, but here is a summary of what ultimately worked for me. Perhaps it can be a jumping off point for a discussion with you and your provider. My recurrent chemical pregnancy history can be found here.
I was referred to Dr. Bruce Lessey by another woman I met online, who had been through more, MANY more losses than I had (something like 15 CPs as well as a few other losses later on. I am happy to report that her daughter was born about 6 months ago.) Dr. Lessey had an interesting protocol that I will detail below.
- 5mg of Letrozole (Femara) on days 5-9 of the cycle. (To produce a stronger ovulation.)
- Trigger shot of 5000mu of Pregnyl (HCG) when I got a positive OPK (to trigger ovulation)
- Booster short of 5000mu of Pregnyl 7 days after the trigger shot (to provide early hormonal support.)
To that I personally added taking 4mg of Estradiol, vaginally from day 9-13 to build my lining.
9 months later, I had this beautiful baby in my arms 🙂
So there is hope!
January 2014 update: I followed the same protocol detailed above and our third son was born in January 2014.
Without these meds, I experienced 5 miscarriages. On these meds I was 2/2 in successful pregnancies. However, please know that I am not a doctor and for you to know the best course of action, it is important to go through all the testing yourself and find out what is going on with your body. Don’t be afraid to push and ask questions. Ask for the tests you want. If your provider won’t listen, find another provider. There is hope. Don’t give up!!