Kailyn Lowry shocked fans when she announced that she is pregnant with baby No. 4. While the Teen Mom 2 star hasn’t divulged too many details about the pregnancy, fans do know she is 16 weeks pregnant. Recently, the mom of three took to Twitter to reveal that she is getting progesterone shots every week with her latest pregnancy.
“Progesterone shots every week again,” Kailyn tweeted on February 6 along with an emoji. “Anyone else have this?”
According to the March of Dimes, progesterone is a hormone that helps a pregnant woman’s uterus grow. It also helps keep the uterus from contracting, something that if happens, could lead to premature labor.
The tweet had over 1,000 likes from Kailyn’s more than 1 million followers. Plenty of Kailyn’s followers chimed in on the post as well, sharing their stories. Many of her fans let her know that they also had progesterone shots during their pregnancies and explained that the shots were worth it. Some revealed that they took progesterone during their pregnancies, but rather than a shot, they were given a pill. Kailyn didn’t reveal if that was an option for her or not.
This isn’t the first time that Kailyn has had to undergo progesterone shots, though. In early 2017, during her pregnancy with youngest son Lux, Kailyn also had progesterone shots.
According to a report from Us Weekly, Kailyn is also experiencing subchorionic bleeding. Just as she had to get progesterone shots with Lux, she revealed that she also experienced subchorionic hematomas during her third pregnancy. The condition is reportedly painless and occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy. According to the report, Kailyn opened up about the condition earlier this week on her Instagram stories.
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We’re confirming the news, baby #4 is coming soon! ????I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant & it’s been a rough few months this time around. I've had nausea, morning sickness, and absolutely no energy. ???? This week I’m starting to feel a bit better and I'm really hoping it stays this way!????????@Peanut has been an amazing support for me since I found out I was pregnant again. Going through nausea and morning sickness while trying to keep the news a secret can be quite isolating. There are so many helpful threads on the app from other women who have been through it too. It's always reassuring to know you're not alone. Whether you're already a mom, pregnant, or trying to conceive, I really recommend you join the @peanut community. It's an amazing space to build friendships, find support and learn from other women at a similar stage in life. There's nothing like support from other women to get you through. ❤ #Peanutapp • • • • • ????: @jessicab_beauty ????: @jonlloydjr
“I had this with Lux & I have it again this time around. Anyone else experience this?” she asked.
With the post, she included a description of subchorionic hematomas so that her fans would be aware of the condition.
Kailyn made her pregnancy announcement on Monday, sharing a photo of herself with her three sons and a few ultrasound photos of baby No. 4. While Kail didn’t reveal the gender of the baby, there are rumors that she is pregnant with another boy. However, the Teen Mom 2 star typically waits until the birth of her children to find out the gender, so she may not even know if she is having a boy or a girl this time.
Kailyn Lowry is reportedly due to give birth to baby No. 4 in July.