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    Default Low Progesterone levels in early pregnancy

    I'm 4+5 weeks pregnant and got my blood results today.

    hcg is doubling nicely. πŸ˜ƒ

    My doctor didn't mention anything about my progesterone levels said all looks good, however when I sent the results to my naturopath she said the results are a little low and I should go back to my GP for a progesterone script.

    My levels are 35.9 nmol/L.

    The pathology reports indicates less than 26 weeks gestation levels should be between 30 - 470 nmol/L

    So it's low but I'm still in range. Has anyone else had low levels in early pregnancy and what did you do?

    I'm so nervous about losing this baby

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    At 4 weeks + 2 days my levels were 27. As an ivf pregnancy I was put on progesterone pessaries twice daily until 12 weeks. Progesterone re-checked at 5 weeks and it was 58. My ivf clinic were only slightly worried at the low level and early pregnancy support in ivf pregnancies is different due to non-natural cycles affecting hormone levels. Your health care professional wasn't worried but if you are concerned just give them a call and ask about your levels and progesterone support to put your mind at ease. there isn't a huge amount of evidence to support progesterone supplementation and your GP may not be totally familiar with it but as a starting point definitely get in touch and see what they say.

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    GPs don't really check progesterone. In IVF the rule of thumb is minimum 30 so you're over that and it will go up a bit as your HCG rises.

    HCG causes progesterone to increase not the other way around so a viable strong pregnancy will push the progesterone up without the need for support. Actually progesterone deficiency is reasonably uncommon from what I read and it's indicated at levels much lower than yours.

    With all that in mind though, if it's affecting your stress levels, go and have another chat with your GP.

    A naturopath is not qualified as a fertility specialist to give you advice on progesterone levels.

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    Also, You're not actually low at all. See this link http://www.baby2see.com/preconception/progesterone.html for a chart showing average progesterone levels, you'll see that for where you are the average is in the mid 20's to 30's.



    But as before, I know how worrying all that stuff can be, it's a bit irresponsible of your naturopath to put that fear in your head but see your GP if it's really worrying you.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMSL View Post
    I'm 4+5 weeks pregnant and got my blood results today.

    hcg is doubling nicely. πŸ˜ƒ

    My doctor didn't mention anything about my progesterone levels said all looks good, however when I sent the results to my naturopath she said the results are a little low and I should go back to my GP for a progesterone script.

    My levels are 35.9 nmol/L.

    The pathology reports indicates less than 26 weeks gestation levels should be between 30 - 470 nmol/L

    So it's low but I'm still in range. Has anyone else had low levels in early pregnancy and what did you do?

    I'm so nervous about losing this baby

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    Ladies thanks so much for your replies you really have helped to put my mind at ease!

    I'm 5 weeks today πŸ˜ƒ

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