Anyone Else have to do this?

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Joined: 08/12/08
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Anyone Else have to do this?

Hi Y'all!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Jen. I have been married for 10 years and let's just say getting pregnant isn't like ordering pizza for us. I have a beautiful 2 year old boy ... who we are very grateful for. I also have had to go through 3 different miscarriages. We started our Clomid/Metformin/Provera regime back in January. Since then I had 1 miscarriage -- where we found out that I had a high Protein C. (Don't know what that means ... )

Well, I got a POSITIVE test last Thursday. {{Happy Dance}} ... and now my dr wants me to take progesterone pills ... not a big deal ... but he wants to talk to me about taking a daily shot to help prevent miscarriage. Has anyone else had to do this before? Is it as terrible as it sounds? I'm scared and not looking forward to it -- but would do anything to not miscarry again!! UG Smile

Joined: 03/26/09
Posts: 141

I have a girlfriend who had 2 miscarriages and had to do daily shots when she got pregnant the third time. I remember even giving her two of them when we went away for a short weekend. She said she was sore at first but after awhile she was used to them. Now that her son is 2 she says the whole daily shot thing was just like labor... once you have your precious little one in your arms you would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Good luck!

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Joined: 04/12/05
Posts: 414

I have had two miscarriages also but my doc doesn't have me do Progesterone unless my preogesterone level is low. Ironically in my last M/C my progesterone level was highest it has ever been....go figure! This pregnancy my level is a little low so my doc has me on progesterone suppositories I insert twice a day. Good luck!!

Joined: 01/13/10
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I am a lurker, but when I was trying to get pregnant with baby #1, I had to give myself shots. If it is the same kind of needle, it isn't a big deal at all. I was really scared the first time, but it was no big deal. The needle didn't hurt at all. The medicine can make you a little sore depending on what it is. Hopefully it wont be too bad.