I’m about 23 weeks along and have a history of preterm labor with a couple of my previous pregnancies (four out of my five children before this pregancy were premature).
It has been suggested by a high-risk doctor that I should get the progestrone injection every week to reduce the the risk of preterm labor. I’m very nervous because I have never heard of this before and when I did research on the web, no one knew the long-term effect on both the mother and baby. I worry about the side effects.
Can you please put my mind to rest by giving me any information about the progestrone injection? I still don’t know what to do. Also, by next Friday, I will be starting the fetal fibronectin test which will let me know if I’m going into labor in the next two weeks. Should I wait for another week to get this test before getting the progestrone injection? If the test is negative then I don’t think I need the injection, right?
I’m very anxious, please help me. I’m praying but am not sure what to do.
Thank you for your help.