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Steroids safe?

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edited May 2016 in TTC After a Loss
From working in my yard, it looks as if I've contracted poison ivy for the second time this year. That's just the icing on top of the flipping cake.... My pcp prescribed prednisone. She said it's perfectly safe, but all of the warnings in the leaflet make me worry. Does anyone have insight on this? I'm afraid to take it. I feel like I'm going to be afraid of everything at this point. 
Me: 28 DH: 29
Married: 4-25-2014
TTC: March 2015
BFP: 2-18-16
Confirmed MMC: 3-31-16
D&C: 4-2-16
TTCAL: May 2016
IUI: 5/13/17-Femara and Trigger, POAS 5/27/17 BFP 5/27/17

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Re: Steroids safe?

  • Trigger Warning  *pregnancy  and baby mentioned briefly*

    I've taken steroids when I pregnant and didn't know it. FWIW, that pregnancy worked out. Plus, they gave me steroids in the hospital when I had pre term labor to develop my LO's  lungs. 

    Hope this eases your mind a bit. 
  • Prednisone/Steroids are often a part of an IVF protocol, so I'm going to guess it is pretty safe. I would say it's up to your comfort level and where you are at in your cycle. I hear you on being cautious of everything though, it can be paralyzing. 
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  • @BornReady I didn't know that? I'm curious, why? 
  • It's not part of my protocol, but I have read of it being pretty common. I believe the reasoning is so the body doesn't reject the "foreign" embryo and help with implantation. I'm not positive though. I have also read about it being used with immune issues and repeat loss.
  • I am on a small dose of steroid (dexamethasone) and my understanding is that it is to help impact my reproductive immune system and inflammation, related to RPL.

    Me: 40, DH: 35 / Married: 2009; TTC #1: 2013

    2013 - 2015: 5 pregnancies —> 5 miscarriages

    TTCAL with RE (RPL specialist): February 2016

    2016: 3 medicated TI cycles —> 3 medicated IUI cycles: All BFN

    Donor Egg IVF Transfer: May 1, 2017

    May 11, 2017: BFP!! Beta #1: 449.1, Beta #2: 844, Beta #3: 1714

    EDD: 1/17/18, it's a GIRL!  <3 E. L. A. born 12/7/2017

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