Progesterone and Preterm Labor
I am 31 and I have 3 beautiful children. My oldest was born at 33 1/2 weeks, it was a scary time but Addie is a fighter and she pulled through. She is now a bright 9 year old at the top of her class.
I started my second pregnancy with high hopes of a full term delivry. Unfortunately I started bed rest at 25 weeks after a series of contractions. My son was born at 36 weeks. He is healthy now, but he struggled after birth.
Taking a chance, we decided to have one more child. This time my doctor prescribed progesterone shots weekly from 16 weeks till 36 weeks. This pregnancy went so well. I was able to work until I delivered at 37.5 weeks!! Technically full term and healthy. The progesterone really worked.
My 3rd child is now 4 and we just found out we are pregnant again. We don't have traditional insurance, and these shots are outragious to pay for out of pocket. I am wondering if your cream could substitute for the shots. I am currently 7 weeks and I would like to start as soon as possible so that I can continue in my daily routines. Let me know your thoughts, thanks!