As we begin fertility testing and start examining our infertility treatment options, we’re likely to confront a kaleidoscope of new jargon, acronyms, and subject matters. Information on how progesterone and pregnancy go together is sure to be one of these things.
Progesterone is a steroid hormone released by the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum is a temporary endocrine gland produced by our bodies during the second half of our menstrual cycles – the period after ovulation.
Can Taking Progesterone in Early Pregnancy Help Prevent Recurrent Miscarriages?
In a 2020 study published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers found that 8,450 additional babies could be born each year by ensuring normal progesterone levels in early pregnancy.
The Relationship Between Growing a Family and Managing Your Progesterone Levels
People often joke about the adverse effects pregnancy hormones can have. We blame mood swings, afternoon naps, and sudden cravings for pickles and ice cream on the various substances raging through our veins.
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