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nurse told me to stop progesterone at end of 2ww

Postby lorissa » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:30 am

Hi i was told to stop progesterone at end of 2ww and that the body makes enough anyway naturally.I had a fresh cycle 1st try and now have a BFP.I am thrilled,but not yet as im scared and nervous all works out on my own without meds and please God till 3mths.
has anybody experienced this..please help me...thanks
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Postby FionaA » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:12 am

Congratulations on your BFP!

I think that the vast majority of ladies are told to stay on progesterone until at least 10 weeks into the pregnancy.

I think in a fresh cycle your follicles produce progeseterone but that the prog is sucked out during the harvest so usually needs replacing.

The placenta produces progesterone and is usually mature enough to do that at around 10 to 12 weeks.

I would definately double check why they have told you to stop after the 2ww.

Good luck, Fee
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Postby nic4 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:16 am

Hi Lorrisa,

Im currently nearly 36 weeks pregnant after my 4th ivf attempt,i too had to take progesterone during my 2ww,but my clinic stops these after 15 days,i think all clinics are very different,depending where in the world you are!!

Hope you have a happy healthy pregnancy, Love..Nicola
1st ivf,jan 2006(bfn) 2nd ivf,april 2006(bfn) 1st FET,july 2006(bfn) 3rd fresh ivf,nov 2006 (BFP) by the grace of god..1 baby due end July 2007..Jack born 24th july 2007..
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Postby wendy30 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:29 am

Hi Lorissa

I stopped the progesterone at the end of the 2ww as well and I am now 37weeks pregnant.

I had had a BFP before on a frozen cycle that ended in m/c and in that case I had been advised to keep pn the progesterone for longer.

When I queried this time they said that you just don't need it if its a full ivf cycle.

Best of luck

Wendy x
TTC 7yrs, Me 35 (severe endo) DH 36
IVF nov06 8th time lucky BFP! - 1 baby boy
FET Aug o8 - BFN
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Postby deepa100 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:48 pm

Just think, the RE does not want anything happen to your baby either. It is very important for them to have good pregnancies and live births from a business standpoint. So, they will not give you bad advise. You just have to trust them sometimes. (This is what I told myself when I had to stop progesterone).
Congratulations and good luck!
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Postby MISSPIGGY » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:12 pm

I am 17 weeks and I stopped with progesteron after 2ww.
Iui June05 neg
Iui July05 never got past folly scan
New Hosp
N/P Dec05 M/C7w5d
Iui+Ivf drugs 21Sept neg
Iui+Ivf drugs changed to Ivf mid/cycle er21/11 neg
2nd Ivf cycle 12/3BFP
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Postby lorissa » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:52 am

Thankyou so very much for your response,I really appreciate it and now feel alot better.Without u guys i really would feel lost.
Congrats to you all,i am thrilled for you.
How exciting,i am still in shock and hasnt sunk in as i got pregnant in last ivf attempt 2 yrs ago and had a miscarriage at 3 mths with progesterone and no heartbeat.That is the reason for my concern and really hope all the best for us all & for a safe ,healthy,and happy pregnancy.
Best wishes and love XOXO
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Postby wannabeone » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:17 pm


Congratulations! Please do check around, though, with other doctors. Maybe frozen cycles are different. This one was frozen, right? Most fresh seem to stay on for up to 3 months. I was scared to stop even then. I think there is not much harm in continuing to take it so why not press a little further.
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Postby karno1 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:34 pm

I too was just told at 13 weeks to stop progesterone/estrogen pills after IVF. I am scared, but did it, and now paranoid until next U/S to make sure babies are OK. I think the fact that we have to do something like IVF (and if you experienced loss before) makes us more prone to worry about this stuff. I feel for ya!
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