I had an appointment this afternoon and while everything looked great, my MW mentioned 17P (weekly progesterone shots) to help give me a better shot at carrying this kid to term. Charlie was born at 34w 5d due to premature rupture. There is no guarantee (obviously) that they will work, but they increase your chance by 30-40%. I need to talk to my insurance company to see if they will cover them, but I'm not sure.
They mostly help with women who have had preterm labor, not necessarily just preterm rupture. My water broke as soon as I woke up that morning and I arrived at the hospital in active labor, so as the MW pointed out, I could have been having contractions or pain in my sleep and not realized.
It would mean going to the doctor once a week for a shot. There are minimal side effects, but I've also heard it makes for really big babies - which was NOT my problem (C was 6lbs 1oz when he was born).
What do y'all think? Anyone else making this decision right now?
Charlie DX 9/22/14 - Specific Antibody Deficiency, still investigating and working on treatment.