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17P News Article

Thank goodness for this!  I didn’t even know this was going on, but I know my 17P shots helped me get my full-term baby after two preemies.  I can’t imagine what a horrible thing it would be if this drug cost $1500 per dose.

Check it out (follow the link, not the pictures):


Afton Mower About Afton Mower

After Mower (UT) lost her firstborn son at 21 weeks.  Her daughter was born a year and a half later at 27 weeks.  The NICU was overwhelming and isolating and it was through those two experiences she was led to found this social hub for parents to find the support they needed. Afton also gave birth to another daughter, born two days overdue after four months of strict bedrest. She believes it is a tender experience to hold a special baby in your arms when his spirit returns to his heavenly home, a miracle to watch tiny babies survive the risks of prematurity and a blessing to hold a healthy full-term baby after months of difficulty and sacrifices.


  1. We get the bio-identical progesterone shots here (Aust) for my pregnancies, made at the compounding pharmacies. We have a 25 week preemie, and I couldn’t imagine how we would manage to get through this pregnancy if that kind of situation happened here!

  2. I have 2 children. my first born at 24 and 2 days!!! After i got pregnant with my second one i started these shots at 16weeks!! every other week and then at 25 weeks wevery week!! I really believed that they helped!! My sexond son was on full term (40 weeks) and was on the smaller side, but perfectly healthy!! hanks to the shot!! 🙂

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