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  • Angelina

    I have my third donor egg transfer. I’ve been prescribed steroids for potential inflammation due to a mild insulin resistance, for which I will take metformin. I do not have diabetes yet thankfully. I’ve been prescribed Dexamethasone 1,5mg/day until embryo transfer. After embryo transfer, I should take Prednisone 10mg.

    I don’t know whether or not to take these steroids as I am worried about the potential side effects. Has anyone had any positive or negative experience of these and/or any advice as one day I think I should just take them as they’ve been recommended by a doctor and the next day I’m just scared that I’m being asked to take something that may cause harm with no guarantees. Any guidance greatly appreciated and wishing you health, luck and happiness for the new year.

    December 31, 2021
  • Akinbami olaoluwa owoetomo

    So what is the main work of prednisolone in early pregnancy or side effects?

    August 21, 2021
  • kara davies

    hi im about to go into my fourth cycle of Ivf this time round being treated for an immune problem so I’m being put on 10mg prednisone as well as clexane a blood thinner also I’ll be having lubion injections as well as the pessaries I’m praying I have my miracle this time round does anyone know if I’ll gain a lot of weight on 10mg of predisone and has anyone else got any succes from using these drugs please?

    May 07, 2021

    Hi have been taking predinisone for the last 8 years for chest infections .can it causes infertility. Have been trying to concieve but no result of pregnancy

    March 30, 2020
  • Natalie

    I am roughly 4 weeks prenant and my doc just did a vaginal ultrasound confirming we are having 2 babies.. However, while viewing the ultrasound she found a quite a bit of liquid away from the embryos and prescribed baby aspirin and meticorten 5mg… I googled this medicine and it says something about fetal development, basically negative comments. I just dont know if I should take it or not… Is it safe?

    February 29, 2020
    • Mari G

      Hi. I am currently 5 weeks and got prescribed the same. Can you tell me if it was beneficial for you? I’ve struggled and have had a couple of miscarriages, so I really appreciate it if you can tell me your experience. I don’t want anything to harm my baby.

      January 16, 2022
  • Emmanuel

    Hi sir four months ago I had a skin disease and the doctor placed me on Prednisolone for one week but I am still on it till date will it affect my bearing children

    January 18, 2020
  • Sandy

    I conceived in 3rd ivf cycle. Now I’m in my 3rd week. Previously I had couple of blighted ovums, ruptured ectopic pregnancy and underwent many procedures but with no gain for 7 yrs. In this cycle, My fertility doc prescribed me wysolone 10mg from the day of egg retrieval after finding my HBA1c levels normal along with progesterone, estrogen & heparin. I’m worried if this 3 week duration of steroid intake wud have caused any fetal anomaly?? Plz can any 1 help me out with my confusion.

    December 22, 2019
  • ravee

    after 10 days of 5th day embryo blastocyst done , results are positive in beta hcg.
    my wife got rashes on skin ,side effect of medicine and started attecking to respiritri system so my doctor suggested for steroids and said that it may harm to pregancy. she is been pregnant after 8 years .

    Will it harm to my wifes pregnancy.

    December 21, 2019
  • Alextwin

    I’m actually in 10 week pregnancy and 8 week after I conceive and currently taking 20 mg predninsolone.I know that I should take two weeks more but after that should decrease 5 Mg per day said my doctor.It’s it ok?He don’t told me that I should decrease all the pills

    March 30, 2019
    • Louisa

      Hi did you take it before getting pregnant alextwin?

      I’m currently on it for high amount of killer cells which are stoping me from getting pregnant they gave me to help reduce and hopefully I can carry .


      November 16, 2019
  • Lynne Matthews

    30 years ago I went to an Endocrinologist who specialized in Infertility. He looked at my ovulation temperature charts, and put me on Prednisolone 2.5mg a day and I became pregnant within 3 months. Three years later I went back on same dose and got pregnant the first month.

    November 18, 2018
    • Lauren Neuenschwander

      do you mind me asking how long you stayed on it and if your dose changed? thanks

      January 18, 2019
    • Mitu

      Hi…can u tell me for how long u took prednisolone?

      April 12, 2021
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      December 07, 2021
  • Christine

    I am on my way to Greece to have a donar egg implanted. I am on Prednisolone as well has having intralipid infusions. This is my 5 time so am hoping is all works this time

    September 13, 2018
    • Kristi Atheneos

      Hi Christine. I was just wondering if you were successful and why you chose Greece. I am Greek by the way!

      July 23, 2020
  • Lyn scott

    2nd round of ivf. This time prescribed predisinfection, aspirin, estrofem and progesterone but not folic acid. Just wondering whether it is still OK to take the pregnacare vitamin and folic acid supplements?

    August 04, 2018
  • Sharon

    To the ladies above who are on the steroid, what dose are you on each day?

    July 08, 2018
  • J

    It mentions that it may affect foetal growth…in what way?

    It seems to leave more questions that it answers.

    Can anyone help me with this please?

    May 29, 2018
  • Nelly

    Hi just finished my second try of IVF blastocyst, was unsuccessful, can’t understand why cos my first try I fell pregnant but had miscarriage, didn’t know about Prednisone and wondering how new is this therapy as my doctor never suggested it. Wondering if I should go for another cycle!

    April 22, 2018
  • Pagan

    I have been trying to conceive for 10 years now, I have pcos, I have never received any fertility treatment, nor have I ever been pregnant, that was until December 2016 when I fell pregnant whilst taking prednisone, sadly that pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 8 weeks. I was only in Prednisone for 10 days for a chest infection so I never expected it would help me get pregnant. I have told my doctor that when I got pregnant I was on prednisone but they refuse to prescribe it me and they are well aware of my struggle to get pregnant. I have not been able to get pregnant since, no offer of help or any interest from Doctors of my fertility. If ever there comes up any trials to help women get pregnant on prednisone then I would happily put myself forward for it. I am saving up for surrogacy but if I can get pregnant naturally by taking prednisone then I would happily go for

    March 21, 2018
    • Jane

      I’m confused by your comment. You said you’ve never had fertility treatment. Wouldn’t that be the first step, rather than jumping to surrogacy???

      March 22, 2018
    • Dr.Devendra

      Hi pagan,
      M Dr Devendra from India.
      I m a gynecologist ..I want to tell u one thing if u have got pregnant once half d battle u have won…it means there is nothing wrong in d process of fertilization and implantation ..only thing is, u have to continue it till term…which includes lot of things like ur age, normal uterine structure, hormonal level in body, h/o any infection and nutrition…once all dis factors work well der shudnt b a problem to make it reach till term….wish u a good luck.

      April 15, 2018
    • Jen

      Don’t take no for an answer. If your FS refuses to prescribe it, tell them you’re going to look for an FS who will. Your family doctor could also prescribe it,
      These doctors just don’t get it, a lot of the time we know what’s best for our bodies.
      You have to be courageous and be bold 🙂
      Trust your instincts and read loads of success stories from reading various fertility forums.
      The use of prednisone and baby aspirin and Lovenox has been a game changer for so many women with failed attempts including myself. There’s no real harm & if it works great 🙂

      June 18, 2018
    • Ashley

      My Fertility doc has put me on it after egg retrieval. If you go to a fertility doctor they will prescribe it. So far I’m supposed to be on it until I do my pregnancy test in a week after transfer. You can also request it for other reasons like skin conditions and allergies. Then just try to get pregnant. Supposedly it’s taken up to week 12 only. They also have me on progesterone pills (5 /day) and some other estrogen to support the uteraean lining. Also if you’re Rh – and your partner if Rh positive it’s common for your body to attack the Cetus and kill it and miscarry. You can get the rho gham injection so you won’t kill his Sperm or the Cetus and this prevents rh miscarriage. Don’t give up! Also seeing a naturopath that specializes in Fertility will help. The longer you wait the less likely you’ll get pregnant so explore a fertility clinic now or freeze some eggs. Good luck dear 🙂

      June 19, 2018
  • Tressie

    I am currently taking prednisone 20mg tablets. Is this safe? Per tour article, it states “no more than 20mg”. I have been married 16yrs, and we have been trying for 14yrs to conceive, been on numerous cycles of Clomid, had a couple of Hysterosalpingogram done, had my uterus and ovaries checked with ultrasound, every test an procedure I have done have all come back normal. Only explanation I have been given, unexplainable, but see nothing wrong for us to conceive. Last year we visited with a fertility specialist, and we will need to come up with about $750 to begin fertility treatment. In conclusion, can I continue with taking and finishing the prednisone that I am on, and engage in intercourse with my husband? This week I should be ovulating, according to the period diary app I use.

    October 20, 2017
  • Abigail

    I’ve been prescribed this drug twice along with clomiphene citrate. I got a month’s worth of the prednisone but I didn’t finish them (stopped last friday). I was not made aware by my gynecologist that this was a steroid nor the side effects until I researched. I plan on going to another as there has to be a better and safer option.

    September 09, 2017
  • Ren

    Hello , i just wondering this is right that doctor after IVF tell me to take 2 time a day prenisolone and how this tablets can effect my pregnacy ?

    July 05, 2016
    • Scared

      Hi Ren, just wondering how are you doing with your IVF? I’m waiting for my BETA result today (blood withdrawn yesterday), and for the past 14 days been taking Prednisone twice a day. IVF 5th day blastocyst FET. Thanks.

      March 15, 2017

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