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Postby trish » Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:30 am

my clinic has told me to keep using these injection for 8 more weeks can anyone tell me whats it for? on the warning label it says to avoid using during the frist trimester of pregnancy. very worried can someone ease my mind thanks mamas.
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Postby Sarah30 » Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:21 am

Hi Trish<br><br>I was using progesterone injections and was due to use them up until the 12th week of pregnancy. Apparently with IVF because your body is forced into being pregnant, sometimes it doesn't recognise the fact and doesn't make the progestone needed to support the pregnancy (after my +'ve preg blood test, my progesterone dropped dramatically, so I had the injections, that was second IVF). Third time I started injecting straight after ET as they didn't want to risk the progesterone dropping again - I injected for several weeks but then had a skin reaction so they swapped me to crinone gel pessaries instead.<br><br>Without a good production of progestone, your pregnancy cannot survive, so it's a good thing and nothing to be worried about. Some clinics don't give the opportunity of progesterone support so consider yourself lucky.<br><br>Hope this makes sense and puts your mind at rest a bit.<br><br>Love Sarah<br><br>now 14 + 3 with twins :o)
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Postby Tracey S » Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:56 am

Trish<br><br>some progesterone support is now being given to non IVF/ICSI /Assisted conception to prevent miscarriage so no harm done.<br>I was not on injections but on 2 times 400 mg pessaries until last saturday so end of week 9 - now off it and was worried that body would not maintain progesterone. By week 12 the placenta has taken over anyway and produces everything you need - at my stage (10.4) I should be producing my own in increasing quantities and the placenta should then take over.<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx<br>PS Sarah glad you are well
ttc 9 years. 38 yrs old, dh 8 hrs younger!First IVF in Aug 2002 and had ectopic.2nd IVF neg.3rd FET and negative.4th FET and positive but sadly lost our little boy at 20 weeks.5th FET and Alice Isobel and Emily Charlotte born 5th Aug 2004!
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Postby Mags529 » Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:00 pm

Hi<br><br>I was on 2 x 400mg pessaries until my 12th week - Its seems clinics differ in their feelings toward this, although my clinic said that in a few months they will stop at the 6 weeks stage.<br><br>Love Mags<br>22 and 3 - Twins
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Postby KirstyC » Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:12 pm

Hi Trish,<br><br>I was on the pessaries for the first 12 weeks too!! - although was a pain in the ass (Literaly) it all seemed to help !!<br><br>Love Kirsty<br>22 weeks <br>
TTC for 7 yrs (have severe endo and pcos and hubby has v low sperm) until became pg after ICSI cycle last feb. Now am the lucky mother of perfect little boy called Joshua born last october.
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Postby Helen G » Fri Jul 04, 2003 5:01 pm

Hi Trish<br><br>All clinics seem to vary on this one. I stopped using the torpedos pretty much as soon as I got my positive result. I'm now 20 wks and 3 days pregnant. Either way seems to work - I'd be inclined to follow the advice of your clinic if I was you!<br><br>Best of luck.<br><br>Helen xx
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question about progesterone

Postby trish » Sun Jul 06, 2003 4:09 am

thanks girls you guys make this site great and good luck
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