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I have had preterm starting at 21-24 weeks with all my past prenancies the closer to 20 weeks the more I worry...Anyone had this problem what did they do to help??Its been almost 7yrs since my last baby hoping they have some new advances!
My earliest delivery was at 37 weeks ,but I have extra tiny babies due to IUGR and even at term my largest just made 6lbs.So they really need the extra time!
Are you referring to the weekly injections? If so, then yes. I have been receiving weekly injections of Delaluten (aka 17P) since I was 21 weeks. I know there are several new progesterone vaginal gels, etc., so if you are referring to any of those, I apologize for all the useless info I am about to give. I still went into preterm labor at 25 weeks and dilated 1cm & effaced 25%. The injections are quite painful, but we spoke to the compounding pharmacy & found that we could mix it with Lidocaine which makes it much less painful. Be sure and ask for the Lidocaine! It makes a major difference. Also, be sure that the nurse rotates which hip she gives it in each week. For the first day or two following the injections I usually feel a little nauseated and have a bad headache. I am still taking the injections because we are still doing everything we can to prevent another preterm delivery, however, the doctor still expects me to deliver between 30-34 weeks. Hope this info is useful to you. Best wishes.
I have a friend who was on progesterone in the first trimester, then went off of it until 20some weeks and back on it(it may have been shots she went on, I can't remember) to try and prevent preterm labour. Her first 2 kids were born around 34weeks. Her last one, the one she had took the progesterone in the last few months, was born at 39weeks. She was dilated for a few weeks but never went into labour.