I recently found out I was pregnant in August and went straight to the doctor when I found out. I was not sure of the exact day of my LMP so my doctor and I were guessing how far along I was. I was thinking I was only about six weeks. The first ultrasound showed only five weeks and five days but my doctor said no worries. We may just have our days wrong so come back in a week for another ultrasound to make sure the baby grows..if not there may be a problem. My husband and I went in for the next ultrasound and the baby was still five weeks five days. My doctor told me my pregnancy would end in miscarriage and that it was very normal and common in first pregnancies. I was completely devastated and could not believe this was happening. She gave me two weeks and then wanted me to come back for a follow up to make sure I had the miscarriage completely. I went in September 20th and she said everything went well and she wants me to have a cycle in October and we can start trying again in November.
The thing that is bothering me is I have repeatedly asked her if it could be my progesterone or hormone levels and she is very adamant about not checking my levels because she “feels” everything will be fine the next time around and she usually does not start checking levels until two or more miscarriages. This really bothers me because I DO NOT want to go through the pain and misery and depression all over again of a miscarriage before we say, hey, something is wrong.
Why does she not want to check these levels yet? I would much rather find out now but she says no doctor does this after one miscarriage!