Jump to content

UPDATE: Bub is here. 26 weeks & progesterone supps, do they work?
Last baby was a 25 weeker


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 All_Boys

Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hi, was jut after a bit of advice.

My last DS was born at 25 weeks very suddenly (woke up to blood loss & a few hours later labour had started & there was no stopping it). He is now a very healthy 2 (almost 3) year old.  

I am currently 26 weeks with my 4th DS. Because of my last pregnancy I had an ultrasound yesterday to check my cervix etc. I was told it was starting to thin already & only had 11mm's to go.  I was given a prescription for progesterone supps. and told to start taking them ASAP. Of course though there is nowhere in Perth that actually stock them & by the time the dr organised for me to pick some up from King Edward it was too late to head out there (I will be going there this morning).

Anyway, basically I am wondering if any other ladies that have used the progesterone supps. had any luck using them & if they prolonged your pregnancy?  I was told not to worry about bed rest & have an appt with a specialist on Tuesday & am booked in for another ultrasound on Thursday. I will also be having a celesterone shot today.

Thanks in advance, Jodie

Edited by All_Boys, 09 May 2012 - 10:56 PM.


#2 ~Kay~

Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

I was offered to participate in PROGRESS during my 3rd pregnancy http://www.adelaide.edu.au/arch/research/c...s/progress.html

But declined, although my cervix was not my problem. I felt that as stated in the trial outline that
QUOTE
Although recent reports of progesterone supplementation for women at risk of preterm birth show promise, there is currently insufficient data to recommend the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth.


So for me the risk of infection wasn't worth it but like I said my cervix was not the problem, I went into spontaneous labour. First DD1 34+6 wks, DD2 27 wks, DD3 37+6 wks.

Good luck I hope it all works out for you.

#3 Feralmummacat

Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

Hi OP

I was on progesterone supps from 18 weeks with DS2. I did not have a problem with my cervix but I was having periods of regular contractions.

I had the same with DS1 I went into labour with him at 29 weeks, luckily they stopped it and I lasted another 5 weeks.

It is hard to say if the progesterone helped. I still went into labour again at 29 weeks with DS2 which they stopped again. With DS1 they kept me on a low dose of nifedipine for the 5 weeks and then I had ruptured membranes. With DS2 they gave me the nifedipine to stop the labour at 29 weeks but once I was discharged from hospital 3 days later they stopped the nifedipine and I continued on the progesterone. I lasted another 3 weeks and had ruptured membranes again.

My OB did a lot of research on progesterone mainly out of Canada and the research had showed positive results. He also spoke to the doctors running the WCH trail and they recommended that I should start taking taking progesterone. I didn't have any issues with infection.

I had to go to a compounding pharmacy to have them made I was on only 100mg. Cost about $48 every 12 days and I got nothing back on private health or medicare.

Good luck

#4 mummabear

Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

I was on them too, and gave birth at 28 weeks exactly. They were messy, expensive, and I personally wouldn't use them again. I didn't feel they did anything.

#5 ~nikki~

Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Op I don't know as I only needed mine in early pregnancy. I did learn though that rectaly they are absorbed quicker and there's a pharmacy in whitfords that acctually make them and they were half the price than at the clinic. If you want the details pm me.

#6 All_Boys

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Thanks for the replies ladies, this is the first chance I have had a chance to get on here to write a reply.

We had no idea why DS3 was born at 25 weeks but we finally have some answers.  It seems I badly damaged/tore my cervix when I gave birth to DS2 (via VBAC) but I had no idea.  So it seems I should never have been inserted with an IUD because of this reason (hence the reason I fell pregnant with DS4)   ohmy.gif

Anyway, I have been on 200mgs of pestogerone pessaries since my appt & they seem to be working.  A few days ago I was told there was no change & that my waters were bulging but yesterday I had another appt and have gone from 11mm's to 24mm's.  So thats a good sign.  Although the pregestrone has been making me so sick & is causing me major insomnia.  But if it works it's definitely worth it.

Thanks, Jodie

#7 FEdeRAL

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Bumping this thread...

Hi OP I hope the Progesterone Pessaries are working for you. Am wondering if they worked for anyone else?

I'm 26+3weeks along and having my cervix checked fortnightly due to preterm labour with DS (27 weeker). Last scan was yesterday, showing cervix at 29mm which OB said was very good (33mm previous scan).

Problem is the Braxton Hicks contractions are building up and getting very intense in the past week. I basically have 2-3 contractions every waking hour and last night for 3 hours my tummy is a constant hard ball. I counted about 12 contractions in an hour, and getting a little bit painful. That was how I went into labour with DS, the BHs turning into painful contractions, the bleeding started, and the next thing I was told my cervix was funnelling and membrane was buldging.

So this time round I have been prescribed 200mg daily to hopefully reduce the BHs.

Anyone else had progesterone in order to hold off contractions/early labour?

#8 All_Boys

Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

Well hun if it helps at all I am now 31 weeks, so I guess they seem to be working for me. I still do get quite a lot of BH's & some days I feel so much pressure "downstairs" that I think bubs is just going to fall out, but so far so good. I haven't had my cervix checked in 2 weeks tho as the specialist doesn't see the point as there really isn't much more they can do. I do however have a sizing scan booked for next week as apparently subsequent potential prem babies can be smaller than they should be.

Hope all goes well for you

#9 FEdeRAL

Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

Thanks for your reply OP. 31weeks is really good! I will be extremely happy to be able to get there. First day on progesterone and it seems to be working already for me too. I have had less than 10 BH's all day and only a couple intense enough to make me frown.

I also will no longer have the fortnightly cervical scan. Was told on Monday bub was 925g so that put my mind to rest a bit.

Got my fingers crossed for you too OP!

#10 All_Boys

Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

Hey, thought I had better do a quick update.

My DS4 was born on on Saturday, 5 May at 31+5 weeks, weighing 1950 grams. He is doing really really well. Was of CPAP by the next day & today I even got to give him a go at breastfeeding. He is actually going to be in the paper this Sunday (Sunday Times) as they are doing a story on the nurses & they asked if they could photograph him for the story.

So far so good

Jodie

#11 Feralmummacat

Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:07 PM

Congratulations All_Boys on the birth of your son. His weight is good for a 31+5 weeker and it is fantastic that you got to have a breastfeed so quickly.

I hope his time in the SCN is short and uneventful.

#12 FEdeRAL

Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:44 PM

Congratulations Jodie!! He sounds like a strong little fighter! I am sure his gestation and your experience with NICU/SCN will mean a smoother and less stressful journey for you and your family this time.

Is the Sunday Times available online?

Wishing your little boy all the best original.gif and thanks for the update.

Edited by Leeloomina, 09 May 2012 - 10:46 PM.


#13 FeralMuddyPuddles

Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

Congratulations! So happy to hear your little one is doing well!

#14 suline

Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE
He is actually going to be in the paper this Sunday (Sunday Times) as they are doing a story on the nurses & they asked if they could photograph him for the story.


Looking forward to seeing the photo in the Sunday Times..Im going to be in it too  wwhistle.gif

#15 mummabear

Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

congratulations! Wonderful that the little fella is doing so well!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.