Mar 3rd, 2011 by Lilian
Many women dream of becoming pregnant and being mothers but, sadly, not all of them will have this chance. This isn’t only because of infertility, but also because some women are prone to miscarriages. Furthermore, preterm delivery is a risk factor for some expectant mothers and, if it occurs, it can dramatically increase several complications in infants that can result in death. However, some women who have a higher chance at giving birth prematurely may find that taking 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone may help them carry their unborn child to full term.
What is 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone? It is a progestogen that is structurally related to the hormone progesterone, which is incredibly important throughout pregnancy, as it is believed that a drop in this hormone within the placenta is what leads to labor. 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone helps to maintain the necessary hormone levels to prevent premature labor, and is continually being studied to determine if it is a safe and effective treatment for women who are at high risk of early delivery.
17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone is available by prescription only and is administered via intramuscular (IM) injections. The most common dose is 250 mg. Nevertheless, the dosage level will depend on the needs of the individual, as well as her individual situation.