Natural Progesterone and Infertility






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1. What Is Progesterone?

Progesterone is one of the key hormones in the reproductive cycle. Once a woman ovulates, the body begins to produce progesterone. Progesterone’s main job is to help support developing embryos. Progesterone is so very important. It maintains the lining of the uterus, making it possible for the egg to attach to the uterine wall.


Progesterone is also able to help create optimal cervical mucus, or to increase the libido around the time of ovulation. As you can see, the importance of progesterone is great, and has many great things to do in the body. When you are trying to conceive, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to find out if there could potentially be any problems with your progesterone levels.

2. How Progesterone Affects Fertility

It is very important that you work hard to balance your hormone levels, especially your progesterone. Try to stay away from chemicals like paints, solvents, adhesives, etc. These harsh chemicals can really damage your body. If your doctor performs tests and determines that you have low progesterone levels, you can supplement your progesterone levels by using progesterone cream.


Progesterone cream is applied to the skin and absorbed into the fat. Then, it is released slowly into the bloodstream and helps to raise the progesterone levels. Applying the cream to a place where there is capillary blood flow is a good idea. Places like this include the upper chest, hands, neck , face, inner arms, breasts and bottoms of the feet. Most doctors suggest that you start using progesterone cream right after you ovulate, and stop it when you start your period.

3. More About Progesterone

Progesterone is so important for fertility, it is referred to as the “pregnancy” hormone. If your progesterone levels are off, you are definitely going to have trouble ovulating and probably getting pregnant as well. There are progesterone creams that can help to raise progesterone levels and there are also vaginal suppositories, and some doctors recommend a vaginal gel.

It is very important that you have some testing done before using any progesterone supplements, since using them when you do not need them can be damaging. It is very important to talk with your health care provider to find what you need when it comes to progesterone supplements.


Progesterone is a very important hormone and it can affect many different aspects of your fertility. Make sure to work closely with your doctor if you have concerns about your progesterone levels.

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.