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    Hi ladies!

    As many of you on here, I’m a patient of the great Dr M and I just found out my last IVF cycle worked (fingers crossed I’ll have a baby in October)! I’m currently 5 weeks preg.

    Dr M has me on 2 mg of dexmethasone (1mg in the morning 1 mg in the night) which he says he’ll switch to prednisone a bit later. My question to all you girls Who’ve been on some sorta ‘roid Through your pregnancies - are your babies ok?

    PoP xx

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    Hi, congratulation on your bfp, although I haven’t personally been on them, there are plenty of ladies on the donor egg Greek thread that have used dr m and have been on dex then switched over to pred at around 8 wks and by all accounts their babies have been perfect

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      Originally posted by Pursuitofparenthood View Post
      Hi ladies!

      As many of you on here, I’m a patient of the great Dr M and I just found out my last IVF cycle worked (fingers crossed I’ll have a baby in October)! I’m currently 5 weeks preg.

      Dr M has me on 2 mg of dexmethasone (1mg in the morning 1 mg in the night) which he says he’ll switch to prednisone a bit later. My question to all you girls Who’ve been on some sorta ‘roid Through your pregnancies - are your babies ok?

      PoP xx
      I was on 16mg of dexamethasone at the end of my first pregnancy (unrelated health issue) and my baby was perfectly fine. I also weaned off it while breastfeeding with no issues.

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        Originally posted by stacey10 View Post
        Hi, congratulation on your bfp, although I haven’t personally been on them, there are plenty of ladies on the donor egg Greek thread that have used dr m and have been on dex then switched over to pred at around 8 wks and by all accounts their babies have been perfect
        Thanks so much, lovely! Puts my mind at ease. I think it’s just freaking me out a tad that my FS is really anti-steroids but I think in the context of elevated NK cells, I’m hoping the steroid only works to calm them down and not affect my baby

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mmmkay View Post
          I was on 16mg of dexamethasone at the end of my first pregnancy (unrelated health issue) and my baby was perfectly fine. I also weaned off it while breastfeeding with no issues.
          Thanks for your response!!

          Oh wow ok, 16mg is quite a dose! I’m glad your baby and you are in good health 😊

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            Also a Dr M patient. I was on it for both pregnancies and all was fine with both kids. I did end up having to stay on prednisone until the end of my pregnancy though as my body had come to rely on it and going off it (even with a very slow wean) made my blood pressure too low. I managed to wean off in the last week so that all was fine for delivery, but they did give me another dose in theatre.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hopeful137 View Post
              Also a Dr M patient. I was on it for both pregnancies and all was fine with both kids. I did end up having to stay on prednisone until the end of my pregnancy though as my body had come to rely on it and going off it (even with a very slow wean) made my blood pressure too low. I managed to wean off in the last week so that all was fine for delivery, but they did give me another dose in theatre.
              Hi Hopeful137!

              I wanted to ask you howMany weeks you were on dexmethasone Until?

              I’m currently 7.5 weeks pregnant and I went to see Dr M yday and he said that he’ll see me again in 4 weeks however, he told me I need to stay on 4mg of dexmethasone for another 2-3 weeks. It didn’t occur to me at the time that I’ll be almost 12 weeks before I see him again and I certainly don’t want to be on dexmethasone any longer than is safe for the baby.

              Any advice on this one? Should I call his office in a week and ask if I should change to prednisone?

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                Originally posted by Pursuitofparenthood View Post
                Hi Hopeful137!

                I wanted to ask you howMany weeks you were on dexmethasone Until?

                I’m currently 7.5 weeks pregnant and I went to see Dr M yday and he said that he’ll see me again in 4 weeks however, he told me I need to stay on 4mg of dexmethasone for another 2-3 weeks. It didn’t occur to me at the time that I’ll be almost 12 weeks before I see him again and I certainly don’t want to be on dexmethasone any longer than is safe for the baby.

                Any advice on this one? Should I call his office in a week and ask if I should change to prednisone?
                Yep so I was on dex until 9 weeks from memory and then swapped to prednisone- which is similar time frame to what Dr M has suggested to you. I’d definitely phone his office and explain what he said and see if you need a script for prednisone!

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