Low progesterone

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1866 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I am sorry you are dealing with this. Low progesterone ended in a loss for me but one of my closest friends went along and had a health baby, it’s so hard to tell.

Can you wait till after your scan to do your announcement? 

Post # 3
7768 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

As I understand it, there is an extremely wide range of “normal” for progesterone, with the average being 12-20 in the first 5-6 weeks. So you’re right in there. Do you know if your HCG is doubling appropriately?


Post # 4
9193 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my experience with progesterone is because i did IVF.  we told a few close family and friends after the positive beta.  but for most close family, we waited until heartbeat was confirmed.  since your u/s isn’t so far away, can you wait until then.

Post # 7
14965 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are you taking oral, vaginal or injections?  Vaginal will not show up in the blood work, oral will mostly metabolize by time it gets absorbed and wont really show up in blood work either, and I believe injections should show up the most in blood work.

Post # 8
2662 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

megan28937 :  I would definitely wait. It’s still so early and you will have a better idea of how things are progressing (or not) after your scan. I had low P and there was nothing to see at my 6wk scan, followed by a MC later that day. I don’t want to scare you but I also want to save you from having to un-tell all those happy family members if the scan doesn’t go well. You might still be sharing your loss with them but at least you will save them from the roller coaster of high excitement to low saddness. Just my 2 cents. Good luck bee, I hope this babe hangs on for you and you have a great scan on the 2nd!

Post # 10
64 posts
Worker bee

It’s so hard not to worry, follow your doctors instructions and try to stay positive. With my daughter my progesterone was at a 6! It was terrifying, but everything worked out beautifully  

Just me, I would wait until the end of the first trimester to share. 

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