I have been researching Prometrium (progesterone supplement), and really can't find any information supporting it's use to prevent miscarriage. I know Google isn't always a good friend...but if you can, help me understand. This is going to come out all over the place, so I'm just going to list what I found one by one.
~On the information from the manufacturer, i see that it specifically says it should not be used during pregnancy.
~It says that it is used for menopausal women
~It says it is used to help induce your period
~I know that Progesterone can be used as birth control, as I was on a progesterone only birth control pill while I was breastfeeding my first 4 children.
~From what I can find, it is believed it's possible that in non viable pregnancies the body will not produce much progesterone as there is no need to.
I just want to make clear I'm not disputing anyone take it or trying to cause a debate. I'm just trying to figure out if I should use it. I am a little gun shy now that I was given a drug to induce my labor that was an off label use...so I find myself questioning things more and more. I'm just trying to figure out how something that can be used to bring on your period, that can be used to prevent pregnancy, and the manufacturer says should not be used in pregnancy...can also support your pregnancy and be used to prevent miscarriage. I asked the doctor about progesterone, and he Rx'd it, but said it was my choice whether I wanted to take it or not, it was competely up to me...so now I'm trying to decide if it's a good choice or not if or when we get a BFP.