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A 23-year-old female asked:

how long after i stop getting progesterone shots will labor start? cervix already short, not dilated.

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Varies: Progesterone is a great medication proven to reduce pretty labor risk. If by injection, injections are usually given weekly. Or some use daily suppositories of progesterone. Most continue the meds until 36-37 weeks. After last dose of injection, it is assumed to work for 7 days. Suppositories effects are done when they stop use. Most say a week week period of working is realistic after last dose.

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