Lost Our Baby at 20 Weeks
We lost our baby at 20 weeks last Friday. I met with a master herbalist at today and started weekly acupuncture. He gave me 6 different bottles of herbs plus liver and blood detox teas. I will find out tomorrow at my OB appointment if the cause of the miscarriage was placental abruption. I am hypothyroid, so I have read this could be a cause.
My cycles range from 34-38 days on average. I ovulate on days 16-18. I spot for 4-5 days, bleed for 4 days and spot again for 4-5 days. I am 38 years old and had 1 healthy pregnancy 4 years ago.
I am trying to set up an appointment with a fertility doctor (to see if I have PCOS), gastroenterologist (to find out if I am Celiac) and an endocrinologist (to review my labs to see if my thyroid or hormones were a cause). I am trying to figure out what went wrong with the pregnancy so it doesn't happen again.
The Chinese Medicine doctor I saw knows his stuff but does not do the best job communicating - could be the language barrier. I feel like I left today with so many questions. He told me that I should go off my medication and stop all my supplements (I take a lot). But what if the fertility doctor wants to put me on a medication, is it best to trust Chinese medicine first and ONLY that? Or is TCM a good compliment to Western medicine? I am afraid the Medical Doctors are going to tell me to stop the herbs.