1. Making your cycles as healthy as possible is the best answer. Read our articles about Cleansing for TTC and Juicing for TTC for the healthiest luteal phase defect treatment for your and your future baby.
2. Finding out how your hormones are working is the start to find out what you need to do. That starts with knowing your hormones strengths and weaknesses. As we have mentioned in previous posts, ZRT home hormone test kits are non-invasive and inexpensive for getting a baseline of where your journey starts in TTC; whether you suspect trouble or just as a starting line. Tracking your fertility with the Fertility Tracker or Digital Basal Thermometer for Temping both works well to show what your body is doing each month, as well.
3. Natural Progesterone Cream is the most common suggestion for luteal phase defect because it is quick, safe and natural. Progesterone cream is also very inexpensive and easy to apply. Remember to check with your doctor if you have any immediate concerns but be sure to find a physician who is knowledgeable about natural health options. He or she may often not be familiar with natural progesterone cream and cause alarm over something that is so natural to your body. The progesterone in Cycle Balance and Happy PMS Creams is bio-identical to the progesterone your body would manufacture if it was at its best. Using 20-25 mg per application, twice per day is recommended for this type of therapy. Progesterone cream will provide the progesterone you need until about the 12th week when your baby’s placenta should be formed sufficiently. Using progesterone cream until week 36-38 has many other benefits as well. At whatever time you choose, be sure to wean off the progesterone cream slowly. Read more about progesterone on this site. See this other site Infertility Workshop about something called the NPC Shutdown.
4. B6 is the vitamin your body needs in order to manufacture its own progesterone; among other nutrients. At Beyond Fertility, we subscribe to an all natural approach and recommended finding your vitamins and minerals in food form whenever possible. Bee Pollen and Nutritional Yeast, as well as brown rice, are excellent sources of B6.
5. Whole Family Products has a wonderful supplement called Female Hormone Balance. It is made for the sake of restoring balance to the hormones. For those who are older and looking for a luteal phase defect treatment more suited to women more in the pre-menopausal years who are trying to conceive you may consider Fertile Lady a Natural Alternative for Libido Enhancement and Luteal Phase Support.
6. We do not subscribe to the use of Clomid or Serophene since they are dangerous to the ovaries, having a high instance of ovarian cancer or other harms. See the articles about Clomid and its dangers. Read more about this time of prescription at the Infertility Workshop blog about Clomid also.
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