Almost 12 weeks and my OB suggested Makena progesterone shots starting around 16 wks - our first was born early at 35 weeks and 5 days. We are right on the cusp of needing them I guess. I wondered if anyone had feedback on them. I've started to do some research and found a few things but so far have the following questions (answer one or any:)): 1. Have you found this shot to significantly alter your outlook i.e. cause depression or mood swings (worse than you expect in pregnancy of course LOL ). 2. When did you start/when will you stop the shot? How far did you get before going into labor (weeks/days etc.) after taking the shots? 3. Has anyone heard that this shot can cause prolonged labor and extremely slow dilation after you stop taking the shot? I read of people going into labor about 7-10 days after stopping the shot. 4. Have you found the shot to cause significant weight gain?
I've tried to limit the things I take during pregnancy (really I haven't even taken Tylenol) so I'm feeling a bit lost and trying to do my research.. Thanks for any thoughts/guidance you have on this.