Anyone else scheduled to get Makena shots?

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Anyone else scheduled to get Makena shots?

We are having a hell of a time getting them approved. My insurance covers them and they are waiting on paperwork.... The process has been going on for 3 weeks now. I called the ob and told them I was sick of getting the run around. The lady felt bad for me and is making me her all day project. I'm scheduled to start receiving the shots on monday...

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Hmmm, off to Google. I've never heard of these.

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never heard of them either and I didn't come up with anything after a Google search. Sorry! But I hope they get it figured out for you.

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no idea either, never heard of them.

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oh! Hmm... I haven't talked to my doctor about it but my last child was premature. Water broke 9 weeks early and I had to be hospitalized for 3 weeks while they kept me pregnant. ugh! I don't want to go through that again so I'll see if I might need those shots. Smile

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Yeah, it's Makena. I'm having a hell of a time getting them covered. Makena is putting me on a program to cover the cost while they figure out insurance.

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I hadn't heard of the brand name but my MW suggested we start doing them at 16 weeks (through 36 weeks) to prevent another preterm delivery, especially where as I'm 60-90% likely to repeat the high risk condition that contributed to my preterm risk on top of my being a premie myself. I hope they get everything straightened out quickly for you!