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August 6, 2013

Progesterone Levels During Pregnancy

Filed under: Uncategorized — minhbach @ 9:08 pm

Many women asks what causes miscarraige theres a few answers but this is one of the most important.

The progesterone levels during pregnancy is also crucial for the survival of the fetus, it keeps the uterus from contracting and promotes the growth of blood vessels that give nourishment to your baby during pregnancy.

Natural progesterone aids in conception (fertility clinics use sometimes natural progesterone for treating infertility), and the progesterone levels during pregnancy help maintain a healthy pregnancy.

Frequently, doctors will treat infertility problems with strong drugs or surgery… and they will not check progesterone levels in the body first.

The progesterone levels in early pregnancy ordinarily DOUBLES or TRIPLES during the first several weeks of pregnancy. And, of course, progesterone should be produced EVERY DAY during pregnancy (in the regular menstrual period, progesterone is produced at ovulation and for about 14 more days).

To protect the fetus, the progesterone levels during pregnancy then rise to as much as 10 to 15 TIMES normal amounts by the THIRD TRIMESTER. In other words, the progesterone levels during pregnancy can be as much as 300mg to 400mg per day.

For women trying to become pregnant, an adequate amount of natural progesterone is crucial, because this hormone prepares the uterine wall for the implantation of the fertilized egg.

Without the correct levels of progesterone, low levels of progesterone and early pregnancy can result in the loss of the embryo. Progesterone is a dominant hormone during pregnancy.

The progesterone levels in early pregnancy have a major role in maintaining a pregnancy during the early months. Progesterone is made by the placenta during pregnancy and it is essential for the development of the fetus and prevention of uterine contractions which could cause premature labor.

Discuss your progesterone levels during pregnancy with your doctor and if low, how to raise progesterone levels naturally.

Guideline to hCG levels during pregnancy:

hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age)* :

· 3 weeks LMP: 5 – 50 mIU/ml

· 4 weeks LMP: 5 – 426 mIU/ml

· 5 weeks LMP: 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml

· 6 weeks LMP: 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml

· 7 – 8 weeks LMP: 7,650 – 229,000 mIU/ml

· 9 – 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml

· 13 – 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml

· 17 – 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml

· 25 – 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml

· Non-pregnant females:

· Postmenopausal:

Guideline to Progesterone levels during pregnancy:

• 1-28 ng/ml Mid Luteal Phase (Average is over 10 for un-medicated cycles and over 15 with medication use)
• 9-47 ng/ml First trimester
• 17-146 ng/ml Second Trimester
• 49-300 ng/ml Third Trimester

*There are many averages for progesterone levels. These charts are a very broad guideline—speak with your health care professional for more specific guidelines for you.

**Remember – These numbers are just a GUIDELINE — every woman’s hormone level can rise differently. It is not necessarily the level that matters but rather the change in the level.

Ladies especially those with PCOS asks that your levels be checked.
Source: http://community.babycenter.com/post/a16856725/todays_topic_progesterone_levels_and_its_part_in_pregnancy

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