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SCImoms posted:
I'm 43 and just lost a baby at 19 weeks. I have a history of difficulties getting pregnant, and when I do, I usually lose the pregnancy within the first trimester. The problem I have is low estrogen and progesterone to sustain a pregnancy. In addition, my pregnancies usually go undetected. The only signs of life I had with this one were the obvious physical changes plus fetal movement and abdominal growth that a woman has when she's pregnant. I don't want this to happen again. What can I do to prevent this from occuring?
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Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
Pregnancy loss is a very challenging thing for any woman to have to endure. I am sorry you had to experience this.

Not all pregnancy loss is created equal and there are many, many factors that can be involved.

I insist that you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your history in detail and to strategize ways to improve pregnancy outcome in the future.