Progesterone supppositories and feeling discouraged

posted 1 week ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I did the suppositories because I did IVF, they arent fun and made me sick but I only had to do it until 12 weeks and looking at my DS now its worth it.

good luck.

Post # 4
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think the great news here is that your doctors are checking for these things and treating them! 

I had spotting for quite a while at the beginning of my current pregnancy.  I asked the doctor I saw (not my usual doctor) if I should have my progesterone checked.  He laughed at me and said “If we could prevent miscarriages with progesterone, we’d just give it to everybody.  Just come back in a couple weeks and we’ll see if it’s viable.”  As someone who has had a first tri miscarriage before, I was less than impressed.  (I’ve also had one successful pregnancy though.)  Happily, I’m 18 weeks now and things seem okay so far, no thanks to Dr. Jerkface.

The unknown is always hard, but it does sounds like you and your pregnancy are in good hands.

Post # 5
936 posts
Busy bee

I did progesterone suppositories because I did IVF. I’ve heard of them being prescribed to natural pregnancies too. 

I know it seems like everything is going wrong, but so far, these are very minor set backs. You will only be on suppositories for probably the next month before your placenta fully kicks in. This is just temporary. 

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

My sister used them to keep her pregnancy after a miscarriage, her progesterone tested to low so she started suppositories right away the next time, seems it works considering he is 8 now! 

Post # 9
936 posts
Busy bee

Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum. Not HCG. 

And low or dropped progesterone levels is a pretty common problem in pregnancy. Your doctor is being proactive, which is great. Your plancenta will take over the production of progesterone between weeks 8 and 10. zstbee84 :  

Post # 11
127 posts
Blushing bee

I just want to say congratulations and good for you on being proactive and attentive to your body. 🙂 

I think you should (try, I know it’s hard) to take a deep breath. You’re doing all the right things and I know having a MC is really hard (I’m really sorry, I’ve been there, it’s terrible) but you have a little bean right now and it is definitely true that two in a row are less likely. Sending baby dust your way & crossing my fingers for you. You’re doing great. 

Post # 13
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

zstbee84 :  Just wanted to chime in and say its completely normal for pregnancy symtoms to come and go! It freaked me out as well in the 1st trimester and all was fine!! My breast tendorness went away around week 7 and my nausea decreased too. But oh boy did it come back with a vengeance a few weeks later!  I know it’s hard but I wouldnt over think the pregnancy symtoms. When you feel good…trust me enjoy those days! I am very glad your doctor gave you progestrone!! Wishing you the best of luck for your thurs ultrasound!!

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