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  • TLBT TLBT's Avatar 12-03-09 | 04:47 PM
  • So I just found out that im pregnant (if you talk to me on FB, please do not say anything, b/c noone else knows yet) My dr sent me for my blood work and pregesterone levels, she said for 5 weeks (I think Im less b/c I know down to 2 days when I conceived) that they are low (at or around 12) Im so worried, Ive never had this or even heard of this before. She gave me gell to insert nightly but Im wondering how low that is and if anyone else had any issues with this. Thanks in advance
  • Keepers Keepers's Avatar 12-03-09 | 05:26 PM
  • I have no advice, but wanted to say Congrats!!! I know someone who did the inserts until 12 weeks. Good Luck!!!
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 12-03-09 | 06:08 PM
  • Most docs like to see a level of at least 10 but it can be as high as 40 (though I don't think that's common) in the first part of the first trimester.

    Progesterone levels can vary depending on lab tech and lab procedures, too, so I wouldn't worry too much. As long as those hCG levels are growing, it's likely that all is perfectly well in there and there could have been a lab mistake.

  • brandimichelle brandimichelle's Avatar 12-03-09 | 07:19 PM


    Congratulations!!! I had a friend I work with have to take progesterone inserts until 15 weeks...
  • TLBT TLBT's Avatar 12-03-09 | 08:08 PM
  • Im prett sure she said mine was around 12.5 & everything i read online said between 9-47 in first few weeks was good, so IM a little confused why 12 isnt ok, maybe she's just being cautious but in the mean time, Im nervous as all hell, I called & left a message for my reg ob (i talked to a nurse) I think maybe after I hear from her I'll be a bit more relaxed. Thanks ladies you always make me feel better : )
    and Im sced for an ultrasound @ 8 weeks too, so then I'll def feel better

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