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Low Progesterone during Pregnancy

By Alicia Purdy

When you're pregnant, your body experiences an influx of raging hormones. Depending on what the hormone of the day is, you may feel nauseated, angry, aroused, depressed, exhausted and a number of other wonderful feelings. Progesterone is a naturally-occurring hormone that already exists in your body. It is produced by your ovaries as part of your menstrual cycle. » Read more

Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks.  According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm.  There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely.  These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities, placenta previa, polyhydramnios, and a history of preterm labor.&nbs » Read more

Signs of Low Progesterone

By Rebecca Pillar

The body is an amazing miracle in action. Every second, millions of reactions are taking place to maintain a perfect balance. People spend years of their lives studying how the body functions and they still don’t know everything there is to know about human life. One aspect of humanity is reproduction. For some women, becoming pregnant seems as easy as simply thinking about a baby. » Read more

Progesterone Levels During Pregnancy

What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy. It is first produced by the corpus luteum in the ovaries and later is maintained by the placenta » Read more

HCG Levels in Pregnancy

What is hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)? Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, is produced during pregnancy. It can be detected by a blood test around eight to eleven days past ovulation. » Read more

What is corpus luteum defect?

Corpus luteum defect, also known as luteal phase defect, is a controversial topic among doctors. Some physicians believe that corpus luteum defect is a frequent cause of miscarriage in the first trimester. » Read more

Luteal Phase Defect

The luteal phase of a woman’s cycle is the second half of her cycle. It begins right after ovulation and generally lasts around 12-14 days. The luteal phase is named after the corpus luteum. » Read more

Using an Ovulation Prediction Kit

Ovulation prediction kits are a very popular method of detecting ovulation. One of the benefits of using an OPK (ovulation prediction kit) is that you can predict ovulation before it occurs. » Read more