Baby Loss · Health · infertility · Miscarriage · Pregnancy Loss

Progesterone progress

For those of you who missed it, towards the end of last year, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) finally issued updated guidance on the use of progesterone in pregnancy that could lead to 8,450 more successful births a year. Based on a systematic review of research studies including the PRISM trial, it… Continue reading Progesterone progress

Health · Menopause · women

My perimenopause

Tonight’s documentary at 9pm on Channel 4, ‘Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause’ is a must watch. The misunderstanding, misinformation and lack of GP education on the menopause, and particularly perimenopause, which many women begin to experience the effects of in their late 30s, is leaving thousands dealing with debilitating and painful symptoms, and… Continue reading My perimenopause

Fertility · Miscarriage · Research

PRISM trial proves progesterone does work

I took progesterone during and in preparation for both my successful pregnancies. It was hard to get prescribed, and often dismissed by doctors as ineffective. So I was really pleased to see that the PRISM research trial in partnership with Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research has finally provided clear evidence as to the benefits… Continue reading PRISM trial proves progesterone does work

Health · Miscarriage

The PRISM trial

Today is a good time to mention the PRISM trial as the Miscarriage Association reports that 45 hospitals are now taking part. The trial looks at the effectiveness of progesterone in preventing miscarriage when early bleeding in pregnancy occurs – hugely important research. Here’s hoping some really conclusive evidence results. You can read more about the… Continue reading The PRISM trial


A differing point of view

After the debacle of the letters from the hospital, I was pleasantly surprised when I had a call last week to say there had been a cancellation and was I able to come in on Monday. I jumped at the chance. The appointment was at the fertility clinic that generally deals with problems in getting… Continue reading A differing point of view


Getting past the first trimester

After a few months of taking progesterone, we had a meal out planned with friends and it was around the time my period was due. Although I wasn’t yet late, knowing we had planned to have a few drinks, I decided to do a quick pregnancy test as a possible accidental pregnant piss-up is never… Continue reading Getting past the first trimester


P is for progesterone

After my second miscarriage, I was finally able to start taking the progesterone tablets I had been prescribed. I found it helpful to wait a couple of months before trying again to regain a bit of equilibrium and then went for it, feeling strangely vindicated by my second miscarriage – I wanted to shout, ‘SEE… Continue reading P is for progesterone