Progesterone, a naturally occurring pregnancy hormone, has long been used by doctors in the United States to help prevent early miscarriages for women who have already suffered at least one previous miscarriage. Now, a UK health watchdog group, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has begun to recommend the use of progesterone in preventing miscarriages in women who have had at least one miscarriage or are experiencing bleeding during early pregnancy, saying it could help 8,450 more babies be carried to term and born each year in the UK.
Significantly, this same hormone has also been used to help reverse the effects of mifepristone, the first drug administered in the abortion pill regimen. The abortion pill reversal (APR) protocol uses progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone, which works to block the woman’s natural progesterone that is nurturing the growing baby. APR is credited with saving more than 2,500 babies from abortion; yet, pro-abortion groups are claiming it is “dangerous and unproven.” The UK-based Center for Countering Digital Hate even successfully pressured Google into censoring ads for the abortion pill reversal protocol.
The new research on progesterone is additional evidence showing its safety and effectiveness in preventing miscarriage.
“This is a very significant moment,” said Professor Arri Coomarasamy, one of the researchers at the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research in 2020. “We have an intervention that works that can stop miscarriage. This gives hope to thousands of couples throughout the UK. But it’s really important to appreciate that only some miscarriages can be prevented by progesterone. There are other causes for miscarriage. We still need to study them. We need to find other effective treatment.”
It is estimated that one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, with the majority occurring in the first few months. Researchers found that the more miscarriages women had suffered, the more effective progesterone was in preventing future miscarriages. In women who had at least three miscarriages, 72% who used progesterone were able to have live births compared to 57% in the placebo group. NICE recommends inserting progesterone pessaries into the vagina twice daily to prevent a miscarriage.
“If this is what is going to make it OK for us… it’s just miraculous,” a mother named Jose who had five miscarriages told the BBC. “All we’ve ever wanted is to become parents. So to actually get this far and to have the opportunity and have the progesterone, it gives us incredible hope.”
The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research, which also funds research seeking to further expand abortion.
Though abortion advocates may claim that progesterone is unproven or even unsafe when it comes to abortion pill reversal, the facts regarding its use as a preventative for miscarriage just don’t support that conclusion.
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