So what now, if your progesterone levels aren't sufficient?
If you have low progesterone, then you might have a luteal phase defect. But if this sounds like your situation, there's no need to panic. There are actually things you can do to fix your hormonal imbalance.
I have a progesterone deficiency, and I have injections of progesterone at the right time of each cycle to give my body enough of the vital hormone that isn't dominant enough in my body.
Don't get me wrong I do have progesterone, it's just that my levels don't elevate for long enough, they drop off too soon, meaning that I will never be able to sustain a pregnancy unless I have more progesterone in the latter half of my luteal phase.
Once you have ovulated wait at-least four days then do a blood test for h Cg. If your doctor sees you are indeed pregnant they should immediately start you on progesterone. This can be in the form of a suppository, injection, or pessary.
Usually you will only need progesterone up to a maximum of the first three months of your pregnancy (or 12 weeks), because after that your baby (via the placenta) starts making its own progesterone.
It's comforting to know that research shows that most women who are having long term trouble becoming pregnant with progesterone issues manage to get pregnant within 6 months following specific progesterone therapy, providing they don't have any other underlying reasons for infertility.
Just remember, before making any self-diagnosis visit your doctor and have them do some official testing to make sure you have a progesterone deficiency, because this isn't the only reason you might be having trouble becoming pregnant.