Running on Low Progesterone?
All The Signs Are Here

If you experience any of the following, you may have low progesterone levels:

low progesterone
- recurrent early miscarriage

- Absense of periods

- Not ovulating properly or ovulating at all-together

- Endometriosis

- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

- Painful cramping during your periods

- History of Blood Clotting

- Swollen sore breasts

- Fibrocystic breasts

- Loss of sexual enjoyment – low libido

- Obesity, particularly around the mid-section

feeling depressed
- Depression and tearfulness

- Clouded thinking

- Forgetfulness, loss of memory

- Incontinence

- Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Insomnia, night sweats

- Heart Palpitations

- Fluid Retention

- Headaches

- Excessive Hair on face, nipples, chin (embarrassing places)

- Low Thyroid

- Hot Flashes

- Vaginal Dryness

So what now,
if your progesterone levels aren't sufficient?

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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.

Did you know that without progesterone your uterus will reject the developing embryo every-time? Which means you will have a miscarriage

So in my case, just say my egg becomes fertilized... great!!!

But, if I don't have a progesterone shot and leave my body to run its natural course than my fertilized egg would only be implanting itself into a lining of my uterus that starts shedding.

This is because the progesterone plays a fundamental role in thickening and growing the lining, without it, the body simply sheds it like a snake sheds its skin.

When the lining sheds you get a period and that's when the egg comes out with the period.

Did you know that a lot of miscarriages that occur are when there isn't enough progesterone to sustain the pregnancy? Without progesterone the uterus is not a comfortable or friendly place for a fertilized egg.

This cycle is what happened to me before, low progesterone is part of having a hormonal imbalance.

Check out this video about progesterone levels and how to improve yours:

What can you do if you
have a progesterone deficiency?

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Usually you can tell if you have low progesterone or a progesterone deficiency if you have had a lot of miscarriages before.

Miscarriages are particularly a result of low progesterone if they continually happen around the first six to eight weeks of every pregnancy.

So the question is, now that you may realize what is causing your miscarriage, how can you interject and prevent another miscarriage from occurring?

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.

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