As you know I have been doing some research on the safety and effectiveness of progesterone injections as a preventative measure for preterm labor. As part of my search I sent an email to a woman named Henci Goer, the author of The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth and Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities asking for any information she may have on them.
She sent me a link to this article Does Progesterone Treatment Prevent Preterm Birth? A Case of “Skim Milk Masquerades as Cream”. It is a very informative and interesting article and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that anyone considering progesterone injections read it.
I hope this helps anyone facing the risks of preterm labor make the most informed decision possible for them and their baby.
New Question: Does anyone have information about the risks of uterine rupture after a classical c-section? My doctors are insisting that I have an amino at 36 weeks to check the development of my babies lungs, administer steroids if necessary, and schedule a c-section as soon as the baby is ready so that I do not go into labor. I want to know if this is necessary or if letting myself go into labor and then having a c-section is safe option. I want my baby to stay in until it is ready, but I also don't want to put both of us in danger. I cannot VBAC since my c-section was classical I am told, this I have to accept I think, but I am not sure about all these other interventions. Any information would be helpful.