1st Trimester

Low Progesterone

I had my progesterone checked at 5W6D and it was at 12.1. My OB prescribed 400mg of progesterone to be taken vaginally at bed time. Went back at 6W6D for a blood draw and my levels had dropped to 9.2. I have a sonogram in 3 days. Nurse bumped me up to 400 MG morning and bedtime. Feeling very disheartened by progesterone levels. Anyone else have a similar experience?

Re: Low Progesterone

  • suzycupcakesuzycupcake member
    edited May 10
    Ask for progesterone injections if your Doctor thinks your levels aren't normal. 

    Eta: but this suggests it is

    "Progesterone is measured in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL). Below are ranges that are considered normal: 

    0.1 to 0.3 ng/mL for prepubescent girls

    0.1 to 0.7 ng/mL in the follicular stage of the menstrual cycle

    2 to 25 ng/mL in the luteal stage of the menstrual cycle

    10 to 44 ng/mL during the first trimester of pregnancy

    19.5 to 82.5 ng/mL during the second trimester of pregnancy

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  • Wanted to update. Because I’m sure, at some point, there will be an anxious mama just like me scouring these forums!

    Had a scan yesterday. Baby is growing just fine and we heard a beautiful, strong heartbeat!

    I completely panicked when my progesterone levels dropped AFTER I had been on suppositories for a week. The nurse I talked to following those results was not very reassuring and even told me she “didn’t want to give me false hope”. But here we are! So if your PG levels are low- it doesn’t necessarily mean the worst. Just stay in communication with your doctor and try to rest easy until you can be seen.
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