Hello blog family.
I need some help of the informational kind.
If you keep up on my posts you probably read that my doctors want to put me on progesterone injections to help prevent preterm labor. I was open to the idea but wanted to talk with the high-risk OB first before I said yes as I know practically nothing about them.
Of course, when I got home I jumped on-line to do some research. I absolutely believe in being informed and have to admit that I don't completely trust medical professionals. I am not anti-medicine by any means, but I am definitely skeptical of an underlying medical agenda that may or may not have more to do with money than what is truly in the best interest of the patient. I am not the type to follow my doctor blindly. I want ALL my decisions to be informed decisions as I am the one that has to live with them, not my doctor.
To make a long story short I would like MORE information on progesterone injections. If any of my readers have information they could pass along (ie. studies/articles/books I could read, a doctor I should call etc.) I would really appreciate it.
My main concern is that the form of progesterone used is synthetic, and that makes me nervous. Also, I cannot find any statistics or studies of how effective it is or discussing side effects/risks.
I do not feel like a very informed patient right now and I don't like that feeling. I talked to my OB on the phone today and she had nothing but vague, unsatisfactory answers for me. Hopefully the high-risk OB will have more information for me, but even still, I want more than to take my doctor's word for it.
I have a lot riding on every medical decision I make during this pregnancy. The health and safety of my baby is my top priority. And I take that very seriously. I would appreciate any help you all could throw my way.