Can I have a Progesterone deficiency even if I've had a previously healthy pregnancy?

by Chelsea
(Maryland)

I have recently suffered 2 miscarriages in a row - one at 5 weeks and the next at 4 weeks. I have a 21 month old son and had a very healthy uncomplicated pregnancy. I had 1 miscarriage before getting pregnant with my son. My question is- Is it possible to develop a progesterone deficiency even if I've already had a healthy pregnancy? I scored a 35 on your questionnaire. Also, I am only 25. With this last miscarriage I immediately developed a horrible yeast infection after ovulation and conception.

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Mar 11, 2012
Can I have a Progesterone deficiency even if I've had a previously healthy pregnancy?
by: Wray

Hi Chelsea Yes is is possible to develop a deficiency after a healthy Pregnancy. Too many things affect progesterone levels, the prime cause being stress. I had five miscarriages, all at 6 or 8 weeks, and each one due to stress while pregnant. It drops progesterone levels sharply. Winter and dark gloomy days also drop levels. Primarily because vitamin D levels drop in winter. A lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone. Unless conceiving in spring and getting a lot of summer sun, supplementing with vitamin D is essential. It's vital for pregnancy, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. A lack also causes miscarriages, see here, here and here. If your miscarriages occurred during this past winter, that might account for them. Please read through that link I gave you above, and please consider taking vitamin D. Continued below.

Mar 11, 2012
Can I have a Progesterone deficiency even if I've had a previously healthy pregnancy? Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. After a pregnancy or miscarriage, progesterone drops, but oestrogen doesn't. Excess oestrogen encourages yeasts to grow, progesterone inhibits this, please see our page on Candida. Take care Wray



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