In more ways than one. Literally, the suppositories irritate the ‘area’. That is why we got the new prescription for the pills, but our insurance won’t cover it without prior authorization. Between getting the authorization and the scrip, S read the pamphlet that comes with the pills. One of the things it said was not to take it during pregnancy. Not kidding!
So she googled it, and there are plenty of credible sites and doctors who recommend NOT taking progestins (the synthetic progesterone in the hoo has and the pills) during pregnancy because they have not been shown to safe to the fetus. WHA?? Who knows what to believe from Dr. Google, but it was absolutely not hippy dippy sources questioning the safety of the synthetic progestins. But we don’t want to stop taking them and induce a miscarriage. Last night there was much freaking out. In the light of day, today, we are both feeling better about the whole thing, but it still freaks S out. I know plenty of folks are delivering healthy babies after taking progesterone. But it makes me distrustful and grumpy that my doctor did not discuss any possible risk. There was no mention that it was controversial. In fact we were told the opposite. That there was NO HARM, that it may not help but that it could not hurt. Grrr.