Monday, October 29, 2007

Don't Let Me Down

After being told last Wednesday to discontinue the PIO shots, I asked my IVF nurse if she would write me a script to have my progesterone checked in a few days. I was nervous that my body wouldn't be able to produce enough of it on its own, since I've always had low progesterone in the past.

So I went this morning to have more blood drawn. Good thing I advocated for myself on this one because my progesterone dropped down to 6 (from 25+ last week). I was so nervous about losing this pregnancy that I left work early so I could go home and start using the progesterone suppositories that (thank god) I had left over from my last IUI cycle. I am to use them twice a day, and I'm going back on Wednesday to have my level checked again, and to have another u/s for my peace of mind.

My dear friend Teri calmed me down a lot. She told me that the placenta doesn't start producing its own progesterone until 12 weeks so it's normal for the progesterone to drop after stopping the PIO shots. She was relieved for me that I caught this in time before any bleeding started. Hopefully she's right and the pregnancy is not in any danger.

I'm hoping for the best on Wednesday. Fingers crossed.


Natalie said...

Wow, damn good thing you got that checked. Eeeeek.

Yodasmistress said...

Good on you for knowing better than to trust the doctor!

journey to junior said...

OMG, that is scary. thank goodness you are so proactive. fingers crossed tightly for tomorrow.

JKH said...

Good for you for pressing the issue on checking that p4 number. Hoping everything is okay with your little one!!!! I'm just so happy for you! I can't quit smiling!!!!