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Can taking progesterone during pregnancy affect the developing fetus negatively? do pregnant women sometimes use progesterone or progestin?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone is sometimes prescribed in the first trimester for placental support. It is sometimes prescribed in the 2nd trimester for a short cervix. It also can be prescribed as shots for the prevention of preterm labor.

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