progesterone past 12 weeks

amydaws

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Reply progesterone past 12 weeks Posted on: Oct 13, 2011 at 4:30pm
Are there any negative effects progesterone support can cause past 12 weeks? I have read in the immune world, patients stay on progesterone up until 20 weeks. Do you test out their levels to see if they have any major drops? Have you ever kept a patient on progesterone through their pregnancy entirety? Can you do progesterone supplementation and P17 shots at the same time?

Thanks for your time,
Amy Daws

History:
Losses at 12w, 12w2d, & 14w.
Diagnosed with positive lupus anticoagulant and incompetent cervix.
Currently 7w6d pg with twins (although one is currently measuring 1 week behind the other, so could be VTS)
Had a TAC placed prepregancy for IC and am on lovenox every 12 hours and baby aspirin for +LAC

Dr. Braverman

2005 Posts
Re: progesterone past 12 weeks Posted on: Oct 15, 2011 at 1:56am
Placenta takes over function of progesterone at 10 weeks,so longest most would need progesterone us up until 12 weeks. There is evidence that supplemental progesterone may inhibit pre term labor but this is not conclusive.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.