Stop taking progesterone

After 5wks taking progesterone supp. ND said okay to stop taking it. After 8wk ultrasound showed fetal pole, sac, and HB. 3 days after had a miscarriage.

Was it because I stopped it?

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Sep 14, 2017
Stop taking progesterone
by: Joy

I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Sadly I feel that the incorrect advice was given. Progesterone should be continued for the first 4 months of pregnancy. Please read this page:

https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/miscarriage.html#axzz2pFDbbrgK.

Also when one wants to stop using progesterone is must not be suddenly stopped, you have to wean off it slowly, whether pregnant or not.

There are other factors that could have caused your miscarriage, stress and low progesterone levels are two of them.

Sep 15, 2017
Stop Taking Progesterone
by: cheryl

If you use progesterone during a pregnancy, you have to use it during the whole pregnancy.

Sep 15, 2017
Stop taking progesterone
by: Joy

Hi Cheryl

No that is not altogether correct. It is vital that progesterone is used for the first 2-4 months of pregnancy, the first 2 months are vital. Thereafter one can wean off very slowly. However, many prefer to stay on it especially if pre-eclampsia is a possibility.

https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/faq-conception.html

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