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Just wondering if anyone knew if there was anything you can do to increase your progesterone naturally, as my Ob has recommended that I have progesterone pessaries if/when I fall pregnant again (after 2 M/C).
But I can't seem to get passed the whole if my body is doing what it's meant to be doing naturally, am I meant to be having another:confused:.
But I do have a strong niggle for 1 more, so was hoping there may be things I can do naturally to help this process. Thanks in advance to anyone who may reply.
Hi. There is actually a natural progesterone supplement you can take, as opposed to a synthetic version (which is what most HRT is). I have a problem in that my body doesn't make progesterone on its own so I have to take it from day 8-28 of my cycle, in the form of a troche (disolvable tablet thingy!) that I put under my tongue. You can also apply it in cream form to a thin skinned area. I take it every day and up to 12 weeks when I'm pregnant.
My doctor is in Adelaide but I could ask him if there it somewhere close to you that you could get it from.
My GP put me on progesterone cream (made by compounding pharmacy) after a mc to support pregnancy in first 12wks. Basically use for for all days of cycle except when mensturating. If you google lawley pharmacetucials australia they have a booklet on progesterone and its effects etc that is quite comprehensive - albeit aimed at promoting their product. The other place to try is a book by Ruth Sharkey (not sure of name of book sorry) but she's a gold coast naturopath and has a couple of books one that is on pregnancy etc. I read it when I was ttc and it had lots of natural remedies ideas etc for hormonal imbalances. I think I got it from the local library.
Thank you for your responses :flowerz:, when posting I really didn't think I'd get any at all.
OnePossum I will definately google Lawly pharmacetucials Australia and also look for the book by Ruth Sharkey.
Nan thanks about the re-assurance on the progestrone cream, I think I need to speak to my Ob in a little more detail about the whole thing, so I'm more informed on the reasons and procedure with the cream.
Just from your responses I'm not feeling anywhere near as uneasy as I was :).
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