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Re : progesterone injectibles

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 01:40 pm
by chrismere
Thank you so much for your responses. I never got a copy of the peri's report so I don't know why they want to give me progesterone shots. I will find out all the details July 3 and let you all know.

My water broke with my daughter at 34 weeks but my doctors and I thought it was because of the Pre-e but that might be the reason for the shots-PROM. Not sure I'm on board with that but we shall see.

Will let you know the outcome! Thanks again!


Re : progesterone injectibles

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 00:48 am
by caryn

I think the latest study data say that PROM and PE are probably related conditions, and I know we've got a lot of posters around here with both, for what that's worth. [:)] The idea is that two hormones released by the placenta are involved in the immune system interactions between the mother and the placenta, and it's a fine line between PROM, and tipping over the edge into preeclampsia, and IUGR. They're still working on that though...

With progesterone shots, I've found this:

The Cochrane Reviews of studies are reviews where they look at *all* the studies on a subject, toss out the studies that weren't conducted properly, and look at what evidence is left. The interesting thing about this one was that it said:

Due to more recent additional evidence, this theory is now thought to have no good basis for working. So progesterone should not be used in pregnancy for the purpose of trying to reduce the incidence of pre-eclampsia, though it may be tested for possibly helping in other situations.

So I am wondering if your peri wants to use it to combat PROM?

I have *no* idea. I would definitely print that out and take it in to the appointment and see what you can learn. And report back. [:D]

Good luck with your appointment, and keep us posted.

Re : progesterone injectibles

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 00:04 am
by sonja
I don't know about progesterone shots either. I would ask your OB to give you lots of details as to why she is giving them. I have even heard of great doctors out there who will photocopy articles for their patients to help them understand treatment options.

I am glad that everything else seems to be going well for you this pregnancy.

Re : progesterone injectibles

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:19 pm
by heather j
Hi, Christine! I'm glad your little girl is doing so well, and congratulations on a boy! I have one of each, too! It sounds like you are receiving excellent care - we like to see that around these parts! To be totally honest, I really know absolutely nothing about progesterone injectibles, but I've sent an inquiry out to a few of our well-read folks so hopefully someone will drop in soon with some information!

progesterone injectibles

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 03:08 pm
by chrismere
Hi everyone -
I'm currently almost 20 weeks pregnant with my second child - a boy. My first pregnancy was pretty normal up until about 31/32 weeks, when my blood pressure went up, swelling and protein. I delivered my daughter at 34 weeks and she was perfect - almost 5 lbs and only 3 days in NICU.
So far this preganancy has been great - much more morning sickness than the first but everything looks great so far. I've had about 4 ultrasounds (peri and regular ob), cervix checks and they are starting growth scans too so I feel well taken care of.
I've also seen a peri before I got pregnant (after these boards recommended it) and had all the test done - no underlying disorders and she said "go for it". So here I am. I'm trying to be positive and not think too much (also have panic disorder:) but it seems now that I hit the 20 week mark, my doctor, based on the peri's advice, wants to give me progesterone shots.
I have an appt next week to discuss but I've been doing some research online and can't find much on the benefit for pre-e. Since my water broke at 34 weeks, which I assumed was b/c of the pre-e, the peri said she was more worried about that happening again and the pre-e. What do you think? Has anyone here been on these shots? Are they safe? Is it wise to take them just as a precaution? I'm just trying to be a bit more informed when I see the doctor next week. What should I be asking? Thanks for any help!

Lauren - June 04 at 34 weeks -pre-e
Baby boy due Nov 07!!!