Weekly progesterone injections….

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 2
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t take weekly protesterone injections, but I’ve done the inserts (along with a slew of other meds), so I’m not sure what exactly gave me the munchies, but I definitely got them!  I kept baby carrots around just to feel like I was eating something, but it wasn’t very filling.  I tried chips and salsa or hummus too, which is pretty light, not sure if it’s healthy though.  I also drank a ton more water just put something in my stomach to take up space.  Protein Luna bars was fairly filling for me too.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m on vaginal progesterone, and yes, hunger is one of the symptoms that can come with it.  I just try to remember (as I’m eating my third piece of homemade bread…yeah) that it’s not “real” hunger, it’s just medicine talking.  Sometimes that helps to keep myself controlled…sometimes not lol.

    I, too, drink a lot of water and that helps keep from feeling totally starving.

    ETA – just saw your last comment.  I was on progesterone while TTC as well as now while I”m pregnant, so I know the progesterone can have that effect by itself.

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    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    MrsEME:  Oh wow, can I ask why you started the shots at 16 weeks?  I am TTC and progesterone is normal for IVF since they are not sure after retrieval if you will produce enough progesterone on your own.  But I thought that normally stopped at 8 or 12 weeks when the placenta starts to produce progesterone..?

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    pinkshoes:  The placenta doesn’t always make enough, and there are newer studies coming out showing that progesterone into the second and third tri can help prevent preterm labor and all sorts of other things if the mother’s naturally produced progesterone is on the low end.  I’m on it now at 11w and there’s been no discussion of stopping it at all, unfortunately.  Stupid placenta lol!

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    When I had spotting weeks 4-8 of my pregnancy, I inquired about my progesterone levels and my doctor said progesterone was something that would have to be taken before you get pregnant. She said if I was going to have a miscarriage, it was already in the process and nothing could be done to prevent it. Thankfully, I carried baby to term and baby is healthy. However, I know many people here have taken progesterone during their pregnancy. I am inquiring if anyone else doctor has something similar? Mainly I am wondering for next pregnancy. Sorry don’t mean to hijack thread! 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    MrsEME:  I got weekly progesterone injections from week 16-36 of my last pregnancy bc my first was a preemie. I did not notice increased hunger and gained very little weight. My son was born full term at almost 39 weeks and almost 9 pounds. Why are you getting them?

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    pinkshoes:  I received progesterone shots during my second pregnancy bc my first child was a preemie. It worked!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am starting the injections this week, so no experience yet, but I hope they don’t make me more hungry, I’m always starving already! I’m 20 weeks now, and also using the shots to hopefully prevent pre-term labor. I had my son at 35.5 weeks. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Kmc12:  if it’s a fatal chromosomal abnormality all the progesterone in the world will not help stop a MC, however if you’re losing pregnancies because of inadequet hormone levels and the foetus is fine, progesterone can help sustain it. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    MrsEME:  good tip, thanks!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    LAZB:  good luck! I delivered my daughter at 34 weeks and with my second baby I had the shots. He was born just shy of 39 weeks! 🙂 I didn’t need ice for the shot, it really didn’t hurt. It was itchy afterwards though the first few weeks. 

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