Progesterone at 30 weeks pregnant

by Bree
(Sydney, Australia )

I am 30 weeks pregnant and have been on progesterone pessaries 200mg twice a day (1x morning and 1x night) since 6 weeks pregnant (IVF frozen embryo transfer). I have now been asked by my doctors to come off, she firstly said by going cold turkey but I believe that isn't the way to approach things, I certainly don't want to risk the health of my baby and or start labour early. I will half my dose I think and then take a couple of weeks to ween myself off. There seems to be very little support or research here in Australia with this kind of stuff. I feel quite alone at making this des ion and transition. Does anyone have any advice?

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Aug 13, 2015
Progesterone at 30 weeks pregnant
by: Joy

Hi Bree

Oh dear what is your doctor thinking? Please don't stop progesterone, it could cause a miscarriage and to go cold turkey is even more bizarre. Please read The Pregnancy and Miscarriage pages.

Most doctors, not only in Australia 'prefer' to ignore the importance of progesterone, whether that is intentional or they are clueless! Should your doctor not be willing to repeat your script, you could always consider using a progesterone cream, please read How to use Progesterone Cream. I suggest that you use progesterone twice a day as well, progesterone levels drop after 13 hours and the idea is to keep the level stable. Did your doctor explain Estrogen Dominance to you?

Also do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is vital for you and your unborn child.

Hope this helps and best wishes.

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