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