Post # 1
I’ve been on progesterone since before we even found out we were pregnant due to previous loss from low progesterone. Now that I’m 12 weeks with little bean my OB said I can either stop or ween off the progesterone altogether because the placenta has now taken over. Anyone else get freaked out to stop the progesterone? I’m sure if the doctor says it’s going to be fine it probably is but that’s still super scary for me.
Post # 2
i was on progesterone for the first 10 weeks of my IVF pregnancy. they told me to it was ok to stop cold turkey at 10 weeks. i did and have a beautiful 9 month old. i went to the doctor every week for the first 12 weeks to make sure everything was ok. once i graduated to the OBs office, they told me i could come in anytime i wanted for reassurance. i never did except for my regular scheduled appointments.
good luck and congrats.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
I was super freaked out to stop my progesterone at 10 weeks, so I can empathise with you. I did research on it myself before stopping my progesterone (I’m a scientist, I couldn’t help it lol). 12 weeks is actually a very conservative weaning date. Research shows that the placenta actually takes over around 8 weeks. I’m in my thrid trimester now btw:)
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
I needed progesterone supplements for my first after red bleeding at 5 weeks due to my placenta struggling to fix to the uterine wall properly and that was only a week’s dose and everything turned out fine. This time I’ll be on progesterone until week 12 like you (just starting to ttc).
Because I’ve been through it the first time and everything was just fine after a week’s dose at week 5 I have no fears this time.
I haven’t researched much about it but you just need the progesterone to get you through until the placenta and everything is totally up and running and all well-established which is plenty before 12 weeks 🙂
Post # 5
I took it and stopped at 10 weeks. My doctor said that the last 3 weeks of my shots were already doubling up and overlapping with my body making my own. I was a little freaked out to stop at first, but by the time I actually hit 10 weeks my poor ass was SO sore from being stabbed with a giant needle every day that I was relieved.
Post # 6
With DD the doc told me I could stop at 11 weeks.. I weaned for the next week or two, droping a pill every few days… It was fine. I’m on it again this pregnancy at a higher dose so i’ll likely wean again to make sure it’s not a shock to my system.
Post # 7
I took progesterone with my second. I started as soon as I got a positive result, and took it until 20 weeks. My doctor told me I could stop at 16 weeks… But like you, I had anxiety about stopping, so I took it until after the anatomy scan.
Here is how I looked at it. The extra progesterone is NOT going to hurt you or baby. If taking it will give you piece of mind and alleviate a little bit of stress for you, then see if your doctor will let you continue a bit longer.
Post # 8
Thanks for your comment. I’m 13 weeks and am taking a small amount – 100mg – or is that a small amount? – and scared to stop.
Does anyone know if it’s bad to continue for another week or two?
Post # 9
It’s probably best to call your office and ask a nurse…. BUT- if your body is already progesterone deficient, then I don’t see why it would hurt to continue to take for an extra couple weeks (which is why I did).
My doctor said that the progesterone helps to support the baby until the placenta is fully formed and able to to take over. A little bit extra, would just be extra support? That’s how I looked at it. I had also been given a prescription that would last until week 20, so I figured she never would have given me so much if I couldn’t take it.
Not sure if you have searched old threads, but I know there have been some where bees have posted taking it past 20 weeks. Again. Call your office if you can, you know they’ll give you the most accurate answer for you.
Post # 10
I’m still taking it at 14 weeks. My doctor said there is nothing wrong with taking it longer it’s just not necessary but it doesn’t hurt anything to do so.