Natural Progesterone in the UK?
by Lindsay Smith
I suffered from terrible post natal depression and anxiety after my first child. I am trying to conceive my second but am seriously worried about the return of pnd.
I live in the UK and natural progesterone isn't as readily availble as it is in the US or indeed recognised as a solution to pnd. The doctors simply prescribe the contraceptive pill for any hormonal imbalance and of course this is synthetic progesterone. I have discussed this with my consultant who claims its not recognised by the British medical council so cannot be perscribed.
I am happy to use the Natpro cream and have found it beneficial with my pms and anxiety before my period. Will this be enough to prevent pnd? Can you give me any suggestions on how to use the cream through pregnancy (I did also suffer awful morning sickness for the first 4 months), how much to use and when and also after the birth?
Is there anyone I can contact in the UK that would prescribe natural progesterone for me? Or if I can obtain the suppositories online? Many thanks.