(Closed) Progesterone Question

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4114 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a miscarriage my first pregnancy. That coupled with a short LP lead my OB to put me on supplements. I did start them 3dpo though as I was charting and all that good stuff. That next pregnancy resulted in DD. I’ve been on progesterone for my next two pregnancies as well – one ended in miscarriage, and the other is my current pregnancy, 26 weeks along with DS. 

So, I do t think it’s too late to start supplements. But supplements aren’t a cure all. If there’sman issue with the embryo, progesterone won’t fix it 

 best thing to do is hope for the best, try not to stress, and see what happens. All of that is horribly hard and not much help, know 🙂

Post # 3
2803 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have had 4 MC in the past. After the 4th, is when we found out that I have pretty close to 0 progesterone. With my daughter, I started progesterone in about week 4. I took it until I was 20 weeks. I had no issues with my pregnancy. It is not too late at all. Good luck. And Congrats!!!!

Post # 4
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I found out I was pregnant 7 weeks ago, my progesterone came back at a 7.  I was immediately put on progesterone and it rose fast. After 4 days it was up to a 32! Although my pregnancy turned out to be ectopic (completely not related to the progesterone issue) I believe the supplements help tremendously.

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Post # 6
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I MC due to chronically low progesterone, but with supplements (til 20wks lol) had a perfectly fine pregnancy with my son. Congratulations and prayers this one sticks!

Post # 7
86 posts
Worker bee

My story is very similar to your’s. I also had two miscarriages. With my third pregnancy I was put on progesterone around 5 or 6 weeks and took it until 14 weeks. That pregnancy wsa successful and she is now a beautiful active toddler! I’m pregnant again now and was put on progesterone right away at baout 4 weeks and took it again until 14 weeks. In my opinion progesterone is what works for my pregnancies. 

I was like you, very nervous of having another miscarriage. It’s such a difficult process to go through both emotionally and physically. Wishing you the very best!

Post # 8
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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mrsm42712:  Congrats on your pregnancy! May you have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

I was on progesterone supplements for the last two pregnancies (I’ve been pregnant three times, the first I had no supplements and MC’d). The one before this one I was taking the supplements orally starting around 3dpo but that one was a chemical. This third and current pregnancy I started using the oral sups like a suppository starting from 5 or 6dpo and continued until week 13 I believe. All is going well with this one since I’m now in my 21st week.

I think 12 is a good number but I know every doctor has a different opinion on what number they like to see. My doctor says he like to see 20<. Has your doctor said anything about your progesterone number?

Post # 9
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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mrsm42712:  I had an FET and didn’t have my progesterone checked until 8w0d, at which point it was 15. I had been doing Endometrin suppositories 3x/day since before the transfer, too. My progesterone was slow to rise. At 13w it was up to 36 and I was able to wean off the Endometrin (stopped at about 15w). I’m now 36w2d! Best of luck to you.

Post # 10
85 posts
Worker bee

Hi, do you have any blood clotting issues that you might not know about? I ended up having a clot mutation, and when my female relatives were tested, they have it too. This explained why so many of them had miscarraiges due to clotting in the placenta. Just a thought… Good luck!! 

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