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pregnancy and prometrium

My obgyn prescribed me with prometrium because there was a possibilty that a hormone in my body was low. The same day he prescribed the meds, he ordered some labs and put me on bed rest and had me schedule a follow up in a week. I got the medicine filled at the pharmacy but wasn't exactly comfortable with taking them because my doctor informed me that prometrium is not fda approved. I decided not to take the medication. When I returned to the doctor a week later, he said that my hormone level came back at 12.4 and informed me that that is extremely low. He said that my body would have had to have produced more of the hormone otherwise I would have already miscarried. (Before the appointment with him, I had an ultrasound done that confirmed everything was normal.) He ordered more labs to  make sure that the hormone levels are where they need to be and asked me to schedule a follow up in a week. After this appointment, I decided to take the pills being that the first labs that were done determined that the hormone level was low.

My question is I am almost 14 weeks pregnant and was wondering if these pills can cause harm to the baby? how effective are these pills at preventing miscarriage? Am I still in the red zone for miscarriage even though I am practically in the second trimester of my pregnancy?
Somebody please help because I am really concerned about what could happen.
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1330108 tn?1333677304
Many people take that med in pregnancy and if your dr tells you to take it i would absolutely take it. Most women who have low progesterone in pregnancy and do not take this med go on to miscarry or have a still birth. I have never known anyone to have problems with their baby due to taking this med. If you have low progesterone you will be at high risk for miscarriage or still birth without this medication even in the second trimester.

I think you are confused, maybe the medication is not FDA approved to prevent miscarriage but it has been FDA approved it is just being used "off label". Once you start taking the medication do NOT stop taking it until your dr says so as stopping this medication may cause you to bleed and probably miscarry. I hope i didn't confuse you more.
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1330108 tn?1333677304
I just checked online on the FDA government website and prometrium IS FDA approved.
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