Preterm Labor

by DaMonique

3 years ago I went into premature labor and had my son 8 weeks early. The doctors had no idea what caused this because I appeared to be perfectly healthy.

I am now pregnant again, 14 weeks, and the doctors (with my permission) would like to start me on a progesterone shot starting at 16 weeks for the remainder of my pregnancy. They use the synthetic drug and I'm not too keen on the idea of shots in the stomach every week nor using something unnatural.

I ordered Natpro after I read everything I could get my hands on and after scoring a 41 on your questionnaire! Many of those symptoms I've had my whole life!

My big question now is how often should I be using the cream during my pregnancy?

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Aug 08, 2010
Preterm Labor
by: Wray

Hi DaMonique Progesterone has been used successfully in pre-term births, plenty of studies on it. So why they didn't know what caused your son to be 8 weeks early beats me. I'm also shocked they want to give you a synthetic variation of progesterone, when it's progesterone that's needed. Duphaston is the drug commonly used for recurrent miscarriages, as it has none of the adverse side affects of the other progestins. But why use it at all when progesterone is the pregnancy hormone and has been used safely for over 70 years now. The only similarity the progestins have with progesterone is their action on the endometrium. It is not broken down into important progesterone metabolites, and has none of the other benefits progesterone has. Thank you for doing the questionnaire, it does give an insight into symptoms many of us have all our lives, believing them to be normal! We have helped many women who've had recurrent miscarriages, to go on to have full term healthy babies. Please have a look at our page on Pregnancy. It gives all the info on progesterone and pregnancy, how much to use, when to use it, and if you want to stop it, how to go about this. Although many women chose to continue throughout pregnancy and after too, as it's excellent for post natal depression. Principally because progesterone levels drop sharply after birth. Take care Wray

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