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Progesterone - should I push the issue?

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March 4th, 2013, 01:58 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reston, Virginia
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Hi ladies,

It's me, just over analyzing as usual.

Question: my betas look great but my progesterone went from 28 (13 DPO)to 22 (15 DPO) to 21 (19 DPO). I remember being on vaginal progesterone supplements with my successful pregnancy but I don't know what the levels were. I was not on them with my first mc, they tried to "save" my 2nd mc by adding supplements.

When I talked to the nurse today I asked if I should be on supplements. She said no, I am above 15 and they aren't necessary. Should I press the issue? Ask to speak to the doc? I don't have any more blood work scheduled, my ultrasound with the doc is Monday. Do you think the baby would be okay if I waited to ask the doc then?


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March 4th, 2013, 03:08 PM
geogeek's Avatar Marsi's Mommy
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Are they going to be doing more testing? If they do, and the progesterone yet again falls, I would definitely press the issue.

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March 4th, 2013, 03:18 PM
momof8lopez's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Heres my take on it. Your progesterone started out nice and strong. It is still nice and strong. When it starts on nice and strong like this, even if god for bid you m/c, it would not be due to progesterone. Now, if it gives you peace of mind, which is so important right now, then press the issue. It will not hurt the baby and if makes you feel like you have a little more control over it, then they should not argue with you. Your betas are showing a very nice strong bean in there, and progesterone, even at a 21 is EXCELLENT!

When I was on progesterone my last three pregnancy's, they even dipped like this. My first one was 59, second one was 51 and third one was a 40 something. Then on the fourth test it was back up to a 54. Progesterone is meant to fluctuate. But like I said, peace of mind may be more important right now for you.
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March 4th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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I think you should talk to your doctor on monday and share your concerns. I was on progesterone from 20 weeks till delivery with #2 and i thought i would instantly go on them again this time but my ob had me wait until 18 weeks to start them. I do agree with Lori that your peace of mind is really important so talk to your ob and see what they say.
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