Aa
MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

low progesterone

My daughter is almost 6 weeks and we were advised her progesterone levels are low, however we heard the baby's heartbeat. They have started her on some medication to help raise it. Is there anything else we can do to make sure she don't have a miscarriage? We would be devastated. At what point is she no longer at risk?
11 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Thanks Stephanie. Congrats on your baby girl. I think Thursday I am going to ask Dr about injections versus suppositories because we want this baby more than anything.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I found out at 5weeks.
My progesterone levels were very low so my dr put me on the shots all the way to my 12th week. They do hurt but I believe its worth the pain. 27+5 now expecting a girl.

Good luck :)
Helpful - 0
6762003 tn?1386550645
What medication was she put on. The injections are the best form of treatment but also the most painful.
Helpful - 0
6762003 tn?1386550645
Nope no bed rest not even put at high risk. I continued as normal with everything I until my hormones got where they needed to be
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Congratulations on your baby girl
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Where you on bed rest or continued as normal?
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Ok. I will try to relax and enjoy her pregnancy. Were you on bed rest or were you able to continue as normal?
Helpful - 0
6762003 tn?1386550645
I was seeing a fertility specialist however I never needed amy fertility treatments a regular ob should be able to take care of her just fine. Just relax and let nature take its course I understand feeling scared trust me I was. But best thing to do is relax take the meds and see how it goes.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you for responding. She is seeing a ob that is highly recommended for high risk pregnancies, however not a specialist. They started her on the suppositories and she goes back on the 26th to see if the baby is growing and heart is still beating. I just feel so helpless and don't know how to help my daughter. What type of specialist should we be looking for? Again, thank you.
Helpful - 0
6762003 tn?1386550645
I had a progesterone issue and they put me on injections once a night then switched me to a suppositories at 18 weeks and I ended up on progesterone until 21 weeks after finding out I was pregnant at 5 weeks. I'm 34 weeks now with a healthy baby girl. But the progesterone does not prevent a miscarriage if the pregnancy is non viable. Most women only need pprogesterone support until 12 weeks. There isnt anything you can do to prevent a miscarriage if it happens it happens I wish I could tell you different but I've been there. If you would like to somehow add me as a friend or message me I would be happy to answer questions based on my experience.
Helpful - 0
7055678 tn?1394847153
It is said that after the 1st trimester the risk of miscarriage drops tremendously. I know there are hormone cocktail shots but I'm not to sure on how many weeks you need to be to get started. Is she seeing a specialist if not one should be recommended.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy Community

Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.