Progesterone injections to prevent PND?

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Ms Dee
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Progesterone injections to prevent PND?

Post by Ms Dee » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:48 pm

I'm looking at ways to prevent PND a second time round.

Apparently a new thing to try (but it is unproven) is to have progesterone injections every day for 8 days after birth - anyone done this or have any knowledge about it?

I'm also seeing my therapist more regularly, I'm still on AD's (albeit the lowest dose), and looking at practical means of support after birth, planning to have a calm birth this time.

Any other thoughts?
DS1 - 1st Feb 2009, BF'd 14.5 months
DS2 - currently breastfeeding...

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Post by breastfeedingisnormal » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:58 pm

It is common to give mothers progesterone (depo provera contraceptive) in the days after birth in the USA. Many lactation consultants report that this can affect the mothers' milk supply.
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