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Oh my god, I can hardly believe I made it! I'm 12 weeks along today, wooohooooo! After miscarrying last year, I'm so thrilled this one is sticking!
However, I still can't bring myself to stop taking the progesterone - am I being paranoid?
I'll see my midwife probably next Tuesday, and am kind of waiting for that day to ask her if it would be okay to stop it now, but maybe I should just email her about it... I don't know, I'm still so scared. This supp sustained my pregnancy - well maybe not, but it's what my head is telling me. Yes, I think I'm paranoid. What if I stop and then I start bleeding? What if what if what if? aaaah I'm driving myself crazy!
First of all.... Hooray for 12 weeks! I'm doing a happy dance for you
You aren't alone in freaking out about the progesterone...I was terrified to stop. In my case since I didn't have a corpus luteum cyst to produce hormones, the progesterone was literally the only thing keeping me pregnant. I was scared that if I stopped my shots, the babies would just fall out I know how crazy that sounds, but that's how I felt! I actually cried when it was time for my shot...they were like a security blanket.
I didn't do any shots past 12 weeks, I have had no bleeding or spotting, and the babies are still doing great. So I say put those drugs away and trust your body...you can do it
I've had to be on them this time around and with my last pregnancy too and my dr told me that they don't do much past the 12 week mark because your body and the placenta take over at that point. But ask your midwife for sure because I know I always weaned off them, didn't go cold turkey. I went from 2 a day up to 11 weeks, then 1 a day for 1 week and then stopped at 12 weeks.