Progesterone and pregnancy problems are inextricably linked. Such problems occur in approximately 10 per cent of women. Their placenta is under-developed. Giving progesterone throughout the pregnancy not only helps with the symptoms but the chances of getting pre-eclampsia are greatly reduced.
Hormone imbalances induced by environmental toxins, especially the 'xeno-estrogens', are thought by some authorities to be a major contributor to these problems.
The symptoms described below have all be successfully treated in many women with the use of a simple skin cream thereby providing a body of anecdotal evidence of the connection between a lack of progesterone and pregnancy problems.
Typical problems are nausea and vomiting (sometimes called morning sickness which is badly named as some women are sick all day). When severe it is called hyperemesis meaning excessive vomiting. Nausea normally ceases within 4 months, but in some women it continues throughout pregnancy.
Pre-eclampsia is a problem which occurs in late pregnancy and affects 5% of pregnant women. It is characterised by a raised blood pressure, excessive weight gain, edema (water retention) and protein in the urine. Eclampsia is accompanied by a severe headache followed by convulsive seisures. It accounts for 5% of maternal deaths and 40% of foetal deaths. It is one of the commonest causes of infant and maternal deaths throughout the world, and yet the cause is still unknown.
It has been found that PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome or PMT) sufferers have a greater chance of developing pre-eclampsia.
Some other problems are...
Simply put... these problems can be prevented by maintaining an optimum diet and supplementing progesterone levels with a transdermal cream. Initial applications should be high and then reduced gradually. On no account must the progesterone be stopped suddenly as this may cause a miscarriage.
It is also important to keep the blood sugar stable by eating small, starchy meals every 3 hours.
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