Calling all bees who have had betas – Advice needed about progesterone levels!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@almajele:  hmm. I think there is a unit difference. I’ve never seen progesterone that high. Maybe if you can figure out what it converts to US measurements some of us can help you more. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@almajele:  I’m 5 weeks today and my progesterone is much much lower (Mine is 11).  I plan on speaking with my RE today to discuss and voice my concerns.  I think it could never hurt to discuss with your doctor. .

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@almajele:  I’d probably push for a supplement esepcially given your history. I mean it couldn’t hurt and taking a supplement is actually  pretty standard protocol with a history of mc and low progesterone. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

anything below 15 should be supplemented!! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@almajele:  My first P4 level was 30 and gradually will go low and then it will pick up again.  My RE told me that as long as it doesnt go lower than 12, its fine.  However, i think every doctor has a different approach to it, so if your doctor is telling you that you are fine, I believe you are and so are your numbers. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d push for a progesterone supplement. I also had 3 back to back miscarriages and with my current pregnancy I took a progesterone supplement as a precaution. There was never any evidence that I needed progesterone (my doctors wouldn’t even test my levels) but they said a progesterone supplement wouldn’t do any harm so they let me take it.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would push for a supplement.  My progesterone was a 7.8 I believe at about 4 weeks but my Hcg was doubling appropriately.  I had had one miscarriage prior to this pregnancy and my doctor prescribed the progesterone immediately after seeing my blood test results.  From what i understand it won’t hurt to have extra if you don’t actually need it, but you don’t want to wait for the progesterone level to be too low before you start supplementing.  Since your hcg seems on track and just the progesterone is falling, I would ask for a supplement given your history.  I’m now almost 29 weeks with a healthy pregnancy so I think the progesterone helped!  Good luck I hope your doctors are proactive!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Sorry to hear about your previous losses.

i pushed for a supplement after having a 9.4……I now have a healthy 10 month old. I really feel like the extra progesterone helped.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@almajele:  hopefully everything end up being okay but it you are planning another pregnancy after this one taking the progesterone from conception is the best. I’m glad your starting it, if it’s a suppository make sure you do it an hour before you wake up to get ready or else it will be very messy. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@almajele:  Glad you got supplements! 🙂 if it makes you feel any better mine was only at 17(us) and my doctors weren’t concerned. I’m now 17w3d and never needed supplements. Best wishes. 

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