Re: YIKES..Help..question for Dr. or anyone who knows anything regarding progesterone.

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Posted by on May 16, 19100 at 06:23:53:

In Reply to: YIKES..Help..question for Dr. or anyone who knows anything regarding progesterone. posted by Leslie on May 15, 19100 at 17:41:34:


Package inserts are written by lawyers protecting their companies.

Progesterone in most suppositories is the same type of natural progesterone that your body makes in pregnancy. There is no evidence that natural progesterone use will lead to birth defects.

There are some situations in which progesterone supplementation is known to help protect a pregnancy. The problem is that there are many different reasons why a pregnancy might be lost, no one intervention can protect against all of them.

The suppositories could allow a pregnancy that is likely to be lost for genetic reasons to continue longer than it would have on its own. In that case instead of a miscarriage you might need a D&C.

Speak to your RE about why progesterone suppositories were recomended for you.

There is no evidence that using progesterone suppositories will harm a pregnancy. If it can't hurt and might help...

Good Luck. :)

Dr. Barad

: My RE put me on progesterone suppositories last week. I was bleeding and she was afraid that my progesterone was dropping. I read the warning sheet that the pharmacy provided. It says that there is no evidence that progesterone suppositories prevent miscarraige and it can cause minor birth defects in women who take them during their first trimester. They said that the babies can have genital abnormalities. Is this true? I know a lot of doctors prescribe these things. I don't want to use them if it is true. Leslie

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