View Full Version : Should I be worried?
06-03-2008, 01:36 PM
I recieved a call from my doctored this morning and he told me that my progesterone level is low. (about at 11).He put me on a med called prometrium to build up my levels. Should I be worried about the pregancy at this point and also taken the medication because I do not know much about it.
thank you all for putting my mind as ease.
07-08-2008, 10:10 AM
I had a friend with fertility problems who took progesterone suppositories (sp?) because her levels were low - she's now 19 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby. Progesterone is the hormone that keeps your uterine lining healthy for the baby; additional supplements of it can't harm the baby - only help it's development. My friend told me that using the suppositories made her sicker than she had been, but that's a trade-off I'm sure you're willing to take for a healthy baby! I've had two early-term miscarriages with no explanations, so I'm curious to have my levels checked when we do get pregnant again.
07-08-2008, 02:03 PM
I wouldn't be too worried. Most pregnant women who are not at high risk, and not spotting in early pregnancy, don't get their progesterone levels checked--so who really knows how often a women has low levels and still carries a healthy full-term baby?
I had 3 healthy babies, never got checked, and then got pregnant with this one. They did check me because I was spotting, and I was very low, I think only 9? They put me on the prometrium, and I'm now 33 weeks along and everything seems fine (other than I'm a bloated whale). I'll also tell you a secret: I didn't take my pills regularly like I should have (because I was extremely ill recovering from a salmonella infection that I picked up from Mexico, which is when I also got PG...) and the pills made me feel worse. The doctor didn't know this, but my system worked itself out in the long run, and I didn't have any problems associated with the low P levels.
I am not suggesting you not take your medication. By all means, take it! Don't be stupid like I was. Well, I wasn't stupid, I was just very very sick and not wanting to be sick anymore.
I will note, I did not have any morning sickness symptoms with any of my kids, and didn't have any with this one--except when I took the pills. So I may have had low P levels for all of my pregnancies (I have not had any miscarriages). I have my own theory that women with higher progesterone levels are more likely to have worse morning sickness.
07-08-2008, 02:45 PM
I just realized that I totally lied when I said I didn't have a miscarriage before. My third pregnancy that resulted in my third child, started out as a twin pregnancy. Also called "Vanishing Twin Syndrome" (about 1 in 8 single births start out as a multiple pregnancy). Although I didn't consider it a miscarriage at the time because I was so relieved I still had a surviving fetus, in all reality, it was a type of miscarriage.
I just wanted to reiterate, in case it came off wrong, that you SHOULD listen to your doctor and take the prometrium. I was only trying to take some of your worry away, that just because you measure low now doesn't mean you are likely to have a miscarriage. :)
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