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Why I Recommend Natural Progesterone Cream

I receive a lot of emails asking what I recommend to get pregnant and stay pregnant.  You know that we can’t prescribe or make claims to treating or curing but what about what has worked, time and time again, for women of varying needs.  There are a lot of remedies out there from teas to pills to tinctures; however there are actually three – four things I count most important to just about anything fertility.  I can’t be too far off since it seems that holistic practitioners generally agree:

  • 25 mg of vitamin B6 a day – preferably in a good PreNatal Multi-Vitamin {PreNatal Multi and PreNatal Multi with DHA or B100Complex}
  • red raspberry leaf if miscarriage has been a concern or for preparing the womb for labor {red raspberry leaf }
  • using a natural progesterone cream after ovulation and continuing through pregnancy or for signs and symptoms of menopause.

natural progesterone cream for infertility and hormone balanceOf those three items for fertility, the top recommended one is the natural progesterone cream.

Progesterone is the one hormone in the body of both male and female that regulates the entire endocrine system. That means that progesterone helps to keep all the other hormones in check, in balance. When there is a deficiency in progesterone the entire body can seem out of whack. Symptoms include all PMS and menopausal symptoms, thyroid dysfunction, low libido, infertility and pregnancy problems. Right now I’m going to focus on the role that progesterone plays in fertility.

Getting pregnant and staying pregnant is the goal.  Hormonal imbalance is the end goal during and beyond the pregnancy years.  Natural Progesterone speaks to all of the times of a woman’s life. End of note.

  • The body produces progesterone in the second half of the cycle, known as the luteal phase.
  • It’s progesterone that causes the basal body temperature to rise. (See our articles about charting and using a basal thermometer in TTC.)
  • It’s progesterone that helps the lining of the uterus to thicken for a possible fertilized egg to implant.  A nest for baby.
  • It’s progesterone that goes on to maintain a pregnancy, once implantation takes place.
  • And it’s progesterone that keeps the baby safely in the womb until ready to be born.

Knowing what progesterone does you can certainly see why a deficiency in this can cause a lot of problems.

If you are progesterone deficient, you will most assuredly experience one or more of the following:

  • PMS
  • luteal phase deficiency / luteal phase defects
  • miscarriage – primary or secondary including third trimester preclampsia
  • preterm labor
  • possibly premature birth
  • Low progesterone is also responsible for post partum depression in many cases

In Lori’s words: My own story verifies this importance of natural progesterone or in my case, I feel, natural progesterone cream.

I first noticed I had problems with fertility when I was trying to conceive my third baby. I had suffered through two early miscarriages and had a luteal phase defect. I began using a natural progesterone cream which helped to bring my luteal phase to 15 days; prior to that it was anywhere from 9 to 11 days. It took another six months for me to conceive her. I stopped the cream after seven weeks. I had preterm labor at 30 weeks with her, and was on seven weeks of bed rest before she was born at 37 weeks. My first two babies came at 35 and 36 weeks. At the time I was not aware of the fact that I could have used the cream throughout pregnancy and how many women who had a history of preterm labor benefited from supplementing with natural progesterone.

Fast forward to December 2001. I was breastfeeding my 13 month old daughter, and my luteal phase was 6 to 9 days long. I thought conception would be impossible. I started using a new cream I had found – Happy PMS Cream/Balance Cream for PMS. – (Balance Cream has the same exact ingredients but Balance Cream by Whole Family Products, cost less.) — That very cycle I conceived my fourth baby. I continued the cream and had no sign of miscarriage. Because my third pregnancy was so high risk, and I had become pregnant so quickly again, I was braced for another bout of preterm labor. At the advice of the manufacturer of Balance Cream, I continued using the cream twice a day every day until my 27th week. At that point I used it three times a day, every single day until my 38th week.

Reaching my 38th week of pregnancy was a huge milestone, because I had never made it that far. I stopped using the cream at that point and waited for labor to hit. I waited and waited and waited. My baby girl was finally born two days past her due date!!   Not only did I carry her the entire pregnancy with NO problems, I carried her two days over! My first three babies weighed in the six pound range, my fourth weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces. I know I carried her, problem-free, because of the Balance Cream (Happy PMS Cream).

The first three weeks after her birth I had bouts of post-partum depression. Again, at the advice of the manufacturer, I went back on the cream, and within a few days I felt normal again, with no sign of the depression!

Now you know why I so highly recommend natural progesterone cream, and most importantly, Balance Cream AND now Cycle  Balance Cream as well.  (check out our STORE to find these great products)  I have been using Cycle Balance Cream since 2008 since trying it after another baby for my PMS symptoms.  It goes into the skin so cleanly and is cold – processed so it has the best absorption.  Both creams have served me well and I highly recommend them.

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Lori

Contributor, Beyond Fertility

NOTE:   This article is a collaborative work of Lori – co-writer of Beyond Fertility and Brenda  – owner of Beyond Fertility and owner-founder of InfertilityWorkshop.com and WholeFamilyHealth.com and many others.  I, Brenda, have had 7 miscarriages, which is what lead me to startingf InfertilityWorkshop in 1998.  There is no other product in the world that I have recommended more than natural progesterone cream in all the years I have been aware of its existence.   We have endless testimonies of women becoming pregnant and staying pregnant when they could not sustain a pregnancy before and the signs all point to their issues being due to low progesterone and hormonal imbalance.

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