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Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 6:21pm

Cyclogest Pessaries

Hi ladies,

Just wondering at what point you had to stop taking the cyclogest pessaries with twins? I've been told to take them until 28 weeks - is that normal?

Thanks for your help x

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Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 6:30pm

Hello chick.... wow that does seem long to me I have just finished mine at 16 weeks happydance :dancing:

I was told that at around 14 weeks your body start producing enough progesterone itself therefore we no longer need the support!!! I would double check with your clinic, I think in fairness all clinics do vary on their protocol.

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Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 7:10pm

Hi girls,
I was told to keep them going until 9 weeks and Sazzle I was told that the placenta supports the pregnancy fom 9 weeks?! How confusing! I'm doubling up on them at the moment after my spotting. TBH I'd like to keep using them for as long as possible as I feel the babies are safer with them somehow. Strange how we've all been told different things!!

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Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 7:12pm

Hello.. Some people do continue with the progesterone support for longer, so there may well be a reason for it..

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Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 7:46pm

Hi Nicci

That's just the standard protocol at the Nuffield (I was a patient at the same clinic as you), it's 12 weeks for a singleton and 28 weeks for twins.

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Friday, December 3rd 2010, 6:11pm

My clinic was 12 weeks with twins, congratuletions on your twin pregnancy xx
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Saturday, December 4th 2010, 11:00am


I stopped at 8 weeks as told by my clinic but it seems everywhere is different, hope you have a fab next few months xxx
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Saturday, December 4th 2010, 8:19pm

I was originally under a very eminant consultant, Mr Tao at St Mary's in London and he advised me that there was evidence that cyclogest helps prevent pre-term labour in twin pregnancies. However, when I switched consultants for geographical reasons my new one poo-poo-ed it completely. I ended up giving birth at 33 weeks with my new consultant nowhere in sight (that's a whole story in itself) and I wish I'd stuck with the first guy and had the extra cyclogest. I don't think cyclogest is widely used past 12 weeks, but I would take it if offered.
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Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:44am

Hi girls,

My clinic told me to stop taking my Cyclogest the day of my BFP. They said that my body would produce enough progesterone on its own. I knew from reading in here that other girls continued taking it, but didn't want to argue with the nurse.

I'm only 5W+4d at the minute and am now worrying that I should still be taking these, given the advise you all seem to be getting. I wonder why there is such conflicing veiws from the various clinics?

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Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:33pm

Hi Nicci

Crikey 28wks is a long time. I'm having twins too and took them for 12wks and that was enough. As the other ladies have advised, your body does produce its own progesteron.

I've developed severe early SPD (softening of the ligaments and movement of the pelvic bones) and although there is no evidence to suggest the physios at the hospital do believe there may be some connection to women having undergone IVF and taking progesterone supplements as they are seeing it more and more with IVF pregnancies.
I also developed severe Thrush with the pessaries which has continued throughout my pregnancy so I would ask the question as to whether its really neccesary to take them for that long. Hope you get it sorted!

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Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 5:46pm

My Dr wanted me to have the pessaries forever too, I was expecting to stop at 12 weeks but she wanted me to continue to 19 weeks (can't remember when exactly). Think I questioned it on here too!

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Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:51pm

Thanks ladies for all your replies! It seems there is not one definite set rule on this topic, it depends on the clinic and the individual. Still, I think 28 weeks is pretty long. I reckon I will check with my OB at our next scan just to make sure. I am pretty sure that they know what they are talking about.

Congrats to all you other ladies who are also expecting xxx

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Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 7:15pm

Yes 28 wks is pretty long. I think I only took them for 8 weeks ....
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Thursday, December 9th 2010, 8:52am

I was on them for 12 weeks but with a singleton. By the time I weaned off I finished them about 14 weeks.

It might help with the thrush if you use them back door rather than front door.
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