Is it safe to take progesterone to prevent miscarriage when pregnant?

Yes. However there is no good evidence that Progesterone prevents miscarriages. Most miscarriages are caused by genetic problems that occur during the fertilization process and are natures way of ending a pregnancy that is not destined to be normal.

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Pregnant & was rx'd progesterone to prevent miscarriage. I am still nursing my toddler. Safe to take this? My doctor's policy is: no to anything listed as "prob safe" even tho plasma levels are low.

Yes it's safe. Congratulations, you are pregnant! Try not to treat the numbers, there really isn't much you can do about it. While your physician may place you on Progesterone supplementation, there is no evidence that this decreases miscarriage risk. That being said, it can't hurt. If the fetal size is appropriate and the heart beat is normal, try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Best of luck!
Depends. There are a number of issues. Nursing itself can increase the chance of miscarriage. It can also stimulate uterine receptors. It also depends on the type of progesterone. Progesterone has unpredictable absorption in breast milk so it could cause problems depending the dose, type, and absorption.
Listen to doctor. Discuss it with him/her again probably safe everything has some risk amount is always a question.

10 weeks pregnant. Progesterone level was 12 so I am taking 200 mg of progest. Daily. If pregnancy is non viable will the supplements prevent your body from naturally miscarrying. Hcg has been good.

Very unlikely. Sufficient progesterone in its natural form is vital in preparing the uterus to allow the embryo to implant securely. However, after about 12 weeks of pregnancy, the placenta takes the job of maintaining the pregnancy and progesterone supplement is no longer needed, The fact that you have normal HCG is a sign that the pregnancy is proceeding normally. At next visit, a heartbeat can be detected.

Can I use progesterone cream? I got miscarriage 2x and I think I am low progesterone. It is safe to use progesterone while trying to get pregnant.

Yes, but ask. Progesterone is sometimes used in women who are having repeat miscarriages. You need to consult with your Ob/Gyn about this because you will need a prescription for the right type of progesterone. Best wishes!

I had 1 successful pregnancy, suffered miscarriages, then another successful pregnancy thanks to prometrium (micronized progesterone). Will I have to take it again when I get p?

Good idea. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) helps to support the luteal phase adding progesterone. It seems that it helped with the last pregnancy therefore I believe it's a good idea for the next pregnancy.
Depends. You may check your Progesterone level after confirm your pregnancy. If the level is in the normal range, Progesterone supplement may not be necessary even if you had history of miscarriage.