Progesterone: What You Need To Know

Progesterone: What You Need To Know

Progesterone is a natural female hormone known as the “pregnancy hormone”. Progesterone plays a role in maintaining pregnancy—it’s one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions.

What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a hormone produced in the body that helps regulate the menstrual cycle of women. Progesterone is produced just before ovulation in order to enhance the possibility of becoming pregnant.

Playing a major role in the body, progesterone is responsible for some of the following:

  • Regulating blood sugar
  • Developing intelligence
  • Building bones
  • Brain activity
  • Converting fat into energy
  • Regulating thyroid hormone production
  • Natural antidepressant
  • Aids in normalizing blood clotting

Here Is How Progesterone Works In Regards To Pregnancy:

Before Pregnancy

If you wish to become pregnant, progesterone helps your uterus prepare for and maintain a fertilized egg.

During Pregnancy

Progesterone helps to nurture the fetus and maintain a supportive environment for the developing fetus.

There are different forms of progesterone available including:

  • Vaginal gel
  • Vaginal suppositories
  • Vaginal inserts
  • Injections

So how do you choose the progesterone supplementation that is best for you? My OBGyne is here to help you make that important decision together with you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.