(Closed) Progesterone support for early pregnancy

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Okay, I have limited input since I don’t know most of the terms here. But I am 25 weeks now with a surprise baby, after years of no birth control, no pregnancies, and a diagnosis of mild PCOS. The day after my pee stick came back positive, I went to my doctor who confirmed and said my progesterone was low. She had me come back in later that day to get a shot of progesterone in oil in my backside, which my DH learned to do and gave me every 3 days up to week 13/14ish. I hear its the shots or the suppositories, but my particular doc believes the shots work better so we did those. That was the only bump we had on the road, and I am so grateful my doc was aggresive about dealing with it ASAP, because I hate to think what might have happened if I didn’t have enough progesterone.

Oh – and good luck and congratulations!

Post # 5
6468 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

We got progesterone support until 12 weeks, but no additional care – just a scan at 7 weeks to see if we could see a viable heartbeat/growth.

Post # 6
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had progesterone suppositories until week 9 or so I believe.  I was already under the care of the RE to actually get pregnant.

Basically, the RE’s job is to get you pregnant, confirm the pregnancy, and make sure you stay pregnant for a bit.  Then, once they determine that you’re good to go and the pregnancy is viable (in my case, 2 ultrasounds that showed a heartbeat), they release you to your OB.

Weather you’re high risk is usually determined by your OB.  I would think that because of your frequent miscarriages, that would be one of the factors your doctor referred to.  Because of that, I suppose you could be high risk.  For me, I had trouble getting pregnant, but that didn’t make me high risk.  If that makes any sense.

Good luck and sending you tons and tons of sticky baby dust!!!

Post # 7
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@3xaCharm:  Progesterone support is a good thing! I had levels of 8 something when I became pregnant.
I used progesterone suppositories throughout the first trimester to help sustain the pregnancy.

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