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<p>Hello all!  I have been somewhat mia, I'm so sick and tired and it's hard to keep up with my life and I am just letting so much slide.  When will it be the second trimester?  Ugh.  </p>
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<p>Anyway, I had my first appt.  I see a pretty cool ob who is anti-circ and pro-nursing.  She said to me "are you still nursing?" I said yes and she said "well, people used to nurse the whole way through their pregnancies, so if it isn't bothering you no need to stop."  Anyway, my son was 4 weeks early and she said that I may be a good candidate for progesterone shots starting at week 16.  Has anyone heard of this?  Done them?  </p>
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<p>She said I would receive a shot a week (I think that's what she said) from week 16-36 with the goal of getting the baby to term.  I am generally pretty anti medicine, but I was very sad that my DS was early and I couldn't nurse right away or even hold him before the ped checked him over.  I really want this baby to be term.  If not progesterone shots, what would you suggest? </p>
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<p>If it's any help, I think my son may have been early because I was really stressed that day and I got stuck picking juries all morning and taking pleas all afternoon (I worked with some really crappy co-workers then) and I didn't get a lunch break that day.  By the time I realized I was maybe in labor and tried to lay down and drink water ...it was too late the show was on the road.  BTW DS was healthy but had trouble latching b/c he was small.  I count us very lucky though, because it def. could have been worse.</p>
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<p>Thank you for any ideas, I'm willing to try anything to make it to 37 weeks!</p>
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<p>My son was 11 weeks early.  Apparently I have an incompetent cervix.  In addition to a cerclage, I will be getting progesterone shots.  My doctor also said the progesterone could be in suppository form.  Fun!  lol.  Whatever, if it keeps my cervix closed, I'm all for it!</p>
 

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<p>A friend of mine had to have those, she had an early pregnancy with #1 and with #2 she did choose to do them.  She was given the shots all at once and had a friend who is a nurse just administer them in her bootie.  I imagine you or your hubby could do them at home and avoid having to go into the doc once a week!</p>
 

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<p>I'm on PIO shots now, every day, because we had to use IVF to conceive. I'm also on the Crinone suppositories. I'll spare you the gross - but opt for the shots. My husband gives them to me every night. Not my favorite thing in the world but if it keeps critter safe I'll keep doing them.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>erigeron</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280266/progesterone-shots-anyone-have-any-info-on-this#post_16063308"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>How early is early with these? I'm just curious, you don't have to answer if you don't want to.</p>
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<br><br><p>How early is what?  How early did my DS come?  Or how early do the shots start?  My DS came at 36 weeks, so he missed full term by one week.  But, because of it, I had to abandon a lot of my birth plan.  He had to have antibiotics b/c I hadn't had a GBS test, I couldn't hold him after birth b/c he had to be checked out by the pediatrician, I missed the opportunity to nurse him when he was in the awake period after birth.  Like I said, he didn't have any complications (except some jaundice) but it was stressful.  Also, he couldn't latch because he was too small.  So we had to use a nipple shield for the first six weeks -- in hindsight, it's no big, but when it was happening I had lactation consultants and pediatricians and nurses telling me how I'd never make enough milk if I was using a nipple shield and I had to pump 6 times a day which lead to engorgement and mastitis.  Ugh, it was such a difficult time for a first time mom! </p>
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<p>Or if you were talking about the shots they start at week 16. </p>
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<p>Or if you were talking about something else, sorry I didn't get it!</p>
 
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