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Pregnyl during pregnancy - is it safe?
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Pregnyl during pregnancy - is it safe?

Dear MedHelp,

My wife is 7 weeks pregnany and has been prescribed Pregnyl injections (every 3 days) by her doctor.  I cannot find any information that supports this treatment - is this safe?

Background as follows:

Age: 41
Pregnancy history: 1 child via natural conception 6 years ago

Current pregnancy: IVF treatment; 3 blastocysts transfer completed 5 june

Current treatment:
- Progesterone daily (2 ampulees);
- Oxyprogesterone (2 ampules every 3rd day --> from 19 May - 28 June);
- Pregnyl (1 ampule, 1500, every third day from 29 June - )

If any additional information is needed, please advise.

Regards,
Robert



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Hi!
Pregnyl is Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin.  There is no reason that this should be harmful, as it is a natural pregnancy hormone.  HCG is used to support the pregnancy until the placenta(s) develop.  I suspect that your doctor will stop the injections around week 12 of the pregnancy, at the same time the progesterone injections are stopped.

These hormones are helpful and natural--no reason for concern.

By the way-congratulations!
Good luck!
Dr B
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