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Old 12-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Please reassure me that nursing my 17 mo old is NOT causing me to M/C - loss mention

My 17 month old nursers like a 3 month old most days and nights. Last month I got a BFP and the tests were nice and dark and then a week later I lost it. I just got another BFP yesterday, it's light but there. I am trying to give this over to the Lord but just need to hear words of encouragement that nursing my dd is not causing me to lose these babies.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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No your nursling is not causing that. If anything the extra progesterone that you get from nursing still would better your chances of good implantation. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost 5 babies before getting DS2. Unfortunately, it happens. Many of my BFPs were really light. I hope this is your sticky bean. I will be sending you a ton of sticky baby dust!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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I have m/c while breastfeeding and also nursed through 2 pregnancies. If your body feels ready and capable of conceiving, chances are that breastfeeding won't change that.

Sometimes m/c's just happen. I felt good continuing to nurse knowing that I was meeting the needs of the child I had. I couldn't be guaranteed that a pregnancy would guarantee a baby, and I didn't want to wean only to miscarry anyway. <hugs>
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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I had two miscarriages before I even had a live child. I'm now nursing through my second pregnancy just find. Sorry about your loss mama!

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Thanks so much ladies. Intellectually I KNEW it would be fine but as you all know m/c seems to change everything in your thinking. I am so glad to know it helps with progestreone!! That would be my other concern. I have never had low progesterone before but I have also never conceived at 41 before!! lol I didn't plan on weaning as there is NO WAY it would work dd is a boobie monster!! Thank you thank you thank you for reaffirming what I believed.
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Re: Please reassure me that nursing my 17 mo old is NOT causing me to M/C - loss ment

So sorry mama. Is it possible it's related? Well, anything is possible. But it's EXTREMELY unlikely. That early of a loss was probably a chemical pregnancy, meaning an egg got fertilized, but was never really capable of becoming a baby. Most losses prior to 12 weeks occur because of errors in cell division that make the fetus not viable - ie, something goes wrong outside of our control and means the baby is incapable of surviving. I've had 2 losses (one stillbirth, one miscarriage), and it's so easy to blame yourself, and wonder what you did wrong. You did nothing wrong mama.
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So sorry Mama, maybe go and see your Doctor. Get your progesterone tested since some people need to supplement theirs. I personally don't like the term chemical pregnancy, you lost a baby, cry, grieve and see if there is anything to do to keep the baby you have.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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Thanks so much ladies. My dh and I discussed me getting my betas done if AF stays away. So far so good and that's good enough for now.
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I don't 100% trust betas or ultrasound (not to be difficult). DD#3 was born August 2012 despite an inconclusive ultrasound, non-doubling betas, and heavy bleeding. It wasn't until she was visible on ultrasound at 8+ weeks that we were sure either way (perhaps vanishing twin?). Take care of yourself. Allow yourself to cry because either way, it is an highly emotional time.
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