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Progesterone Supplements during pregnancy.

(7 Posts)
samk15 Thu 05-May-16 13:30:52

I'm just curious to know when you started taking them. My specialist has suggested from 6 weeks of pregnancy but I've read that other people take them earlier. As I'm already on week 5 and am waiting for my gp to get in contact about a prescription I'm a bit worried.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

jennifer86 Thu 05-May-16 16:23:03

Hi. What is your situation? Is it a natural pregnancy? Why have you been recommended to take progesterone supplements? I had IUI to conceive DS as we had fertility problems and as part of the IUI they gave me progesterone pessaries from the day of insemination until I was 9 weeks pregnant (would have stopped when AF arrived otherwise). I believe they do something similar for IVF but not sure about if it's for recurrent miscarriage or something else. Congratulations on your pregnancy! smile

samk15 Thu 05-May-16 20:55:45

Thank You Jennifer,

Sorry i didn't mean to be so vague. I know very little about all if this.

I had 2 mmcs last year, I've had the relevant tests so the doctors recommend progesterone from 6 weeks of pregnancy. I'm now 5 +1. I've actually managed to get an ante natal clinic appointment on Monday so I can ask then. I was panicking earlier as my gp surgery were being rubbish and unhelpful.

Thank you for replying, sounds like you've had a bit of a journey yourself xx

333LuLu333 Fri 06-May-16 23:08:31

It sounds like your gp has heard its recommended however don't have enough knowledge to back it up. I had to wait to be referred to consultant to get progesterone. It's very common to take it if you've had mc. Some take from ov. Some from positive test but I've only heard of consultants recommending. So sounds like you're in good hands (all be it they're not giving you any more info). Good luck. PM me if you like smile

samk15 Sat 07-May-16 08:38:45

Thank you lulu

Yes I definitely feel a bit better now I have an appointment. I can't help feeling I should've taken it sooner but I was only going by what the specialist said. When I did a bit of Google research people were taking it from when the ovulated and I freaked out!!
Whatever is meant to be will be I guess.

333LuLu333 Sat 07-May-16 08:59:01

It depends what the problem with the first two was (and you'll may never find out). I'm quite unusual as I've had a quite a few early mc's. So I've tried progesterone from ov and it didn't work. I'm now on progesterone from positive test. I don't think there is enough research yet to know when and why to take to take it so that's why people get put on it from ov. So don't alarm yourself. Try and enjoy every anxious moment and try and distract and yourself (that's what I'm doing, I'm 6+1... The furthest I've got) x

jennifer86 Sat 07-May-16 09:17:23

Thanks. Good luck with your pregnancies, Sam and Lulu! I also don't think GPs can prescribe it so it's lucky you managed to get an appointment with the antenatal clinic, hopefully they will be able to prescribe it for you.

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