Sorry I have been extremly MIA of late. Work has been crazy and I am also now 13 weeks and 2 days pregnant with our 2nd baby.
We were hoping for close together. This close was a bit unexpected but we are happy.
I do have a question though.
After meeting with my OB yesterday they said Progesterone Shots maybe needed to help prevent another preemie. Just wondering if anyone has experience with them and did it help or not.
I have an appointment with the maternal fetal medicine clinic next Tuesday.
Thanks much in advance.
Congratulations! I personally do not have experience with those shots. If you read back further posts you might find some more useful information.
I too have been nominated to start getting them at 16 weeks. I haven't had them before either. Only info I was given was I get them 1x week and can be done home or office.
Congratulations on expecting again! :)
There are a handful of ladies on this site who have done the 17P injections with subsequent pregnancies. There is a thread here where many of them posted.
My first DS was born 6.5 weeks early after PROM. My doctor and I discussed the option to do the shots when I became pregnant with #2 but ultimately I decided it wasn't for me. My doctor's opinion was it's one of those things that maybe it helps, maybe it doesn't and doesn't seem to be any risk with it so not a bad thing but wasn't too into bothering with it and just said it was up to me. I carried DS2 longer and he was born at 2 days shy of 37 weeks, perfectly healthy with no NICU stay. My labor started the same way the second time with ROM then after a couple of hours contractions started up. So I am an example of success (I figured almost term with a take-home baby to be success ;)) with a subsequent pregnancy and no shots.
HTH's some and good luck to you whatever you decide. I hope you have a HH9Ms :)
I had the 17P shots during my second pregnancy. I still had preterm labor beginning at 24 weeks with him, just like with my first. And he was born right at 34 weeks, just like my first. So, I'm not sure if they helped, but I felt more reassurance taking them. And I can't help but wonder if he'd been born even earlier had I not taken them. So, I definitely don't think they hurt, and I plan to take them with my next pregnancy as well. DH learned how to give them to me, and they weren't bad at all.
I used the 17P shots with my 2nd pregnancy also. My first was born at 26 weeks, unexpectedly. My 2nd was born 40 wks plus 4 days!!!!!! Definitely a success story - but not sure I can contribute it ALL to the 17P. We were extra cautious with my 2nd pregnancy. In addition to the 17P, also was on modified bedrest from 20 weeks - about 33 weeks. I spent a night in the hospital at 24 weeks - I felt it was PTL, but the OB's didn't necessarily think so - more so that I have an irritable uterus and did take Procardia throughout a good majority of my pregnancy.
I would definitely do the 17P again with any other pregnancies - like Julie said, I really don't think they hurt matters at all. And likely, helped matters in my case!!
I just started them on Monday so here's to hoping they work.
Keep us posed on how it goes.
So far the first one was rather painful but thankfully it only lasted a few hours.