I am 45 years old and have a 7 month old daughter who I am still breastfeeding. I started using natural progesterone cream 2 months ago to alleviate symptoms of depression and unusually heavy menstrual periods. I was completely unaware that the use of this cream increases fertility. I haven't been using birth control because I felt that at my age and with breastfeeding full time, it was highly unlikely that I would become pregnant.
Anyway, my care provider suspected that I was progesterone deficient and suggested trying the natural progesterone cream, advising me that it was safe to use while breastfeeding. She instructed me to begin applying the cream 14 days into my cycle which is very regular.
I just discovered that I am 4 weeks pregnant.
I don't want to say that this pregnancy is unwanted....I have very mixed emotions, primarily because I do not have a supportive partner. He doesn't want another baby as we are both in our 40's and wants me to terminate the pregnancy.
My question is, how likely is it that a natural miscarriage will occur if I discontinue the cream abruptly? I have only been using it once per day and it is 20mg per pump. Is this enough to truly affect the viability of the pregnancy? I am scared and feel terrible guilt for even thinking this way. I do not want to terminate the pregnancy by abortion. I would feel better to discontinue the cream and put this pregnancy in God's hands. I know this will offend some people reading this, and I apologize if I have. I just would like to know how big a factor the progesterone cream affected my conceiving and how much the discontinuing of it abruptly will affect the chance of miscarriage. Is 20mg really enough to make that big of a difference? And if so, how long would it take? I do not want this unborn child to suffer.
Again I am sorry if I have offended anyone.