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well I am 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant with my 3rd pregnancy after 2 m/c. Anyway I have started having some spotting/blood stained discharge.
Went to my ob today who tried a scan and he could see a baby in my uterus but couldn't register a heartbeat on his machine. Now we had a scan done last wednesday and there was a heartbeat at 5 1/2 weeks of 123 bpm. he wasn't to concerned that he couldn't see it on his machine as it is only a little one. i now have to go for a scan and the earliest I can get in is monday.
He offered me a script for progesterone tablets but made the coment that studies show that there is no real use taking them but i could if i wanted to.??? I have decided to take them thinking they can't hurt.
Has anyone out there ever taken them????
Hi, i was prescribed progesterone after i started bleeding during my first IVF cycle. I was only just 4 weeks and a bit pregnant and they said it would try and help the pregnancy stabilze. Sadly it didnt help with my situation but i know of others whom it helped. Keep me posted!
I had to take progestrone for 3 months with my pregnancy (IVF). The pregestrone was a gel that had to be inserted internally (Yuk). I know at my IVF clinic he puts everyone on progestrone for at least the first 6 weeks to help bub stick.
My ob has put me on progesterone too, he said to use it for the first 12 weeks, he also said there are no gaurantees that it will help. I think it has helped me to not worry as much, so far so good. Has the spotting stopped?
My fantastic GP who is also a Nutritional Practitioner got me to use Progesterone Cream (which gets made up by a compounding pharmacy) for the first 16 weeks of my pregnancy as I'd had a prior miscarriage. I just rubbed a tiny bit into my arms just under my wrists every morning. She said that it helps strengthen the lining of the womb. I think progesterone also has many other benefits ie: helping with any depression.
All the best for tomorrow, it must be hard having to wait so long.
What a day we had yesterday. Just after lunch I noticed I had some old blood on the toilet paper when I wiped so we decided to go to KEMH (womens hospital) to get checked out. Because I'm seeing a private ob they had to ring him and I was sent to the hospital where I am going to deliver. So after arriving at this hospitla we where told that my ob was off for the w'end but they would speak to the doctor who was covering for him. The nurse did my ob's then went to call the dr to see what he wanted done. She came back to tell us that there was nothing he could do becasue it was the weekend and to go home and rest and have my scan as planned on monday. I couldn't believe it being a private patient in a private hospital you would think that they would have access to an U/S machine just to do a quick scan. Anyway, I had a friend who eas in the emergency depatment at KEMH and she had said ring here to let her know how we got on. So I did and she was horrified as where we and said come bak there and that they would do a scan and depending on what was found we would then decide about calling my ob back.
Anyway all was good news ther was a happy little baby with a healthy heartbeat. So we where really happy, and they think it could be an implantation bleed that I am getting.
So all is well at present I am still taking the progesterone.
That's great news that everything looks good Pippa.
That's terrible how you were treated at the private hospital, you should tell your ob when you see him next. Glad you got a scan earlier than tomorrow anyway.
I too was high risk after losing 2 preg in the 2nd trimester.
My obst wouldn't allow me to stop taking prog pessaries for 13 weeks. I ran out after 12 and he made me go and get an extra weeks worth. I had no bleeding in this pregnancy...where as in the prev had spotting on and off but only used progesterone when bleeding.
Great news Pippa, I glad everything is going well. We had a little scare yesterday too, but everything was fine when they did an u/s. Take care.
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