Does supplementing with progesterone help your chances of conceiving?

posted 4 months ago in TTC
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Are you deficient/ have low progesterone? 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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birdymama :  i say this as someone who spent years trying to get pregnant. Never self medicate.

yes you can buy ‘natural’ progesterone on the internet but that doesn’t mean you should use it.

unless directed by a fertility doctor, don’t take it 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Unless a doctor advises you that you need progesterone supplementation, definitely don’t take it. Depending on why you are struggling with conceiving, inappropriate hormone supplementation could make conception less likely. Please seek appropriate professional advice. 

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Buzzing bee
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birdymama :  if you’ve been documented with low progesterone and a doctor prescribes progesterone, it should be taken.  I would absolutely not self medicate (coming from someone who has been TTC 2.5+ years and done ivf).  

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Buzzing bee
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birdymama :  I hope you are seeing a reproductive endocrinologist for fertility questions. GPs and OBGYNs are essentially useless in this.  High estrogen can be normal depending on what cd/part of the cycle you were on. Also it depends how high… 

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Buzzing bee

Only if you have a progesterone issue.  I wouldn’t self medicate with hormones while ttc.  

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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birdymama :  as others have said definitely don’t self medicate, but especially if you’re being worked up by a fertility doctor. They’ll make recommendations and treatment plans based off you test results and if you change your mediations and supplements between testing and treatment you’ll mess it up.

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