I am 32 years old and this is my first pregnancy. I have never had a miscarriage but when I started bleeding (hematoma) at 12 weeks my doctor decided to give me Proluton depot 500 mg injections. I have had nine of them and the last one was week 20 (i think)…the hematoma was gone by week 19. I am now 32 weeks pregnant and all scans have been good so far.
I read on safefetus.com that Proluton 500 mg is category D and it has horrible side effects on the baby (genital defects and such). I also took some cyclogest at the beginning of my pregnancy. I have not slept since then and have been crying as I am so scared I have permanently damaged my baby. Why would they administer such a horrible drug? What are the chances that my baby may have defects? I know my doctor gave me the shots because it took me two years and a month on Clomid to get pregnant and she was and is paranoid I might lose the baby so she did everything to keep the child. But if I had known the side effects of Proluton I would never have agreed to it.
Please give me your opinion as I am going crazy and have no one to turn to. Please help. I also read that this drug is not given in any of the advanced countries anymore. (I live in Iran.)
Thank you so much and please do give me anything that can help me put this to rest.