P17 shots anyone?

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Registered: 03-01-2005
P17 shots anyone?
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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 10:15am

I have been getting weekly P17 shots since week 17 in an effort to stave off preterm labor. Is anyone else going through this too? I'd be interested to hear about your experience.

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Registered: 01-18-2008
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 11:32am
What's the P17 shot? In my past pregnancies I was on turbutaline, but this time my doctor is having me on progesterone shots which will probably start tomorrow. My irritable uterus started acting up at 21/22 weeks this time around.

Have you had other early babies? My earliest was at 34 weeks.
Rachel Mom to five great kiddos and one angel in heaven (MC @ 9 weeks) Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
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Registered: 03-01-2005
Mon, 07-30-2012 - 3:02pm

Hi there. P-17 is the Progesterone shot. I was on Turb with both my sons. The first was born at 35 weeks and the second at 32 weeks. I had Polyhydramnios with both of those pregnancies which caused my uterus to contract like crazy. My daughter (the youngest) had to be induced - go figure! :smileyhappy: The doctor's at Maternal Fetal Medicine decided it would be a good idea to start me on the shots just in case. So far so good, but I still get strong BH contractions here and there. 

Good luck a your appointment! Let me know how you make out.