My friend is 21 weeks pregnant with second child. Her first was born at 31 weeks. Both pregnancies she had terrible first trimester nausea and began having very early and severe braxton-hicks contractions. Now with this second pregnancy her doctor says her cervix is beginning to shorten. Then are giving her no direction or advice other than bed rest.

I am wondering is bioidentical progesterone could be helpful to her? She plans to get a progesterone level taken this week. What is a normal range and how could she get a doctor involved in her care who knows about this or other options to help her continue her pregnancy to a safe conclusion?

I'm sure she will be advised to start taking Brethene when she gets to a viable gestational age. But maybe a little progesterone would help even more. What do you know about this?

Thanks
Mary