Progesterone

The Truth About Crinone

June 23rd, 2009
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I was very reluctant to stop taking my Progesterone In Oil (or PIO) shots and move on to the Crinone 8% vaginal progesterone gel. When I begged my doctor to let me stay on the shots (crazy I know) he told me that I would love the gel – that it would be so much [...]

The Dreaded PIO Shot

March 26th, 2009
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If I had to name one thing about the whole IVF process that I was most nervous about, most fearful of, and most reluctant to do it would hands down be the shots, specifically the Progesterone in Oil shots. I have never been a shot person. I am ashamed to admit that I never used [...]

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Types of Progesterone Supplements

August 21st, 2007
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In my post Progesterone, I talked about my own experience with taking the hormone progesterone. Fertility specialists often prescribe progesterone supplements a few days after possible conception until either early in the pregnancy or a negative pregnancy test result. The progesterone supports the embryo until the umbilical cord is formed. While I was sharing my [...]

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Progesterone

July 12th, 2007
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Dr. M prescribed progesterone tablets, which he instructed me to start taking several days after the intrauterine insemination (IUI). Dr. M explained that the baby would receive nourishment from my body’s progesterone until it attached to my uterus and formed an umbilical cord. If my progesterone levels were too low, then I might miscarry. That [...]

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