Has anyone gotten the Makena shot while pregnant?

I am pregnant and high risk. My Dr is recommending that I get makena shots. But I’m nervous. At how many weeks do you get them and do they work?

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Brittany Elizabeth Williams maybe you can help this momma

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I can’t remember the weeks, maybe from 16-38, but it really helped!!! Stopped me from having constant contractions, and she stayed in until 39 weeks, unlike my previous 2! :raised_hands:t3: Shots hurt like a mofo, and if you rub it into the muscle afterwards, it’s not that bad. You start to get used to them.

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I had them with my son bc my daughter was premature. It was once a week. If you do it, switch side everyweek and make sure to rub the spot, it gets sore.

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What that shot for Beverly heard of it

You start them at 16 weeks. I’m already on it and have been getting them every week. I’m now 20 weeks. This is my first time getting them so I haven’t noticed anything yet. They say the shot hurts, it just feels like something being pumped into your butt. It’s not bad, and alternate what side you get them on every week. I’m hoping mine work since my last two pregnancies we’re premature.

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I did them from 16 weeks til 36 weeks. My 1St baby came at 25 weeks but my baby girl(mackena shots) was born at 39. They hurt,sometimes more than other but totally worth it in the long run.

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I did get these and I started them at 16 weeks til I was 36 weeks. It saved my pregnancy.

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I took it with my first pregnancy, you start it at 16 weeks and continue it till 36 weeks. The day I stopped taking mine was the day my son was born at 36 weeks. Without it he would not have stayed In long enough. I am now 24 weeks pregnant with twins and on it again. So far so good. It is a very thick shot so you want to administer it slowly to make sure all the medicine gets in your system. Alternate sides it will be soar for a bit but it’s not to bad. If your doctor thinks you need to be on it then most defiantly take it and do not forget to take it, set an alarm or whatever you need to make sure you remember to take it. Without this drug I would not have my children, so to me it’s a miracle drug. Good luck with your pregnancy!

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I did! Had my daughter 5 weeks early my water just started leaking. My dr reccomended them when I was pregnant with my son. They had trouble getting my water to break lol. I was 39 weeks when I had him so they worked for me. My thought was, if they dont work at least I know I did everything i could!

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I started at 16 wks. They did help, but i still had my 3rd premie at 34 weeks.

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I had to get them from 16w to 36w every week. They aren’t the most comfortable shot to get, but they don’t hurt as bad as steroid shots… My servix starts dialating to early in my pregnancy… my son was born at 32 weeks without the shots… My daughter made it to 37 weeks with the shot.

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I started at 16 weeks. Currently on week 22. No side effects I have noticed so far and I’m not having contractions. Will stop taking at 36 weeks.

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Melissa Jean Kinser is this the kind of shot they said you may need?

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Do your research! I believe FDA just decided to pull them.

The studies on them were horribly skewed. And recent studies showed they weren’t very effective at all.

I had them with my daughter as my son was premature and my body was trying to have her at 24 weeks. Our goal was 37 weeks but my body decided to go against it and I had her at almost 36 weeks (I swear it was going to Walmart that caused me to have her because I went to Walmart the night before I had her and the same thing for my son lol). They help your body from having contractions.

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I had them from 15w-38 I opted out of the last one at 39w they worked tremendously and I was able to carry to term I also had them alternate every week which side of my butt I got it in that helped to

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I took them, and they worked for me… it was from week 16 to week 36

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I was high risk because of my age and they never said anything about a shot