Having trouble on trying to get pregnat.

by Tanya
(Benton, Ar USA)

My husband and I have been trying for 5 years to get pregnant. My Progesterone level is around 10 ng/ml. Read that it is supposed to be between 5-20 ng/ml. I know that it is normal what is the lowest dose of Progesterone to take to get it 20 20nh/ml?

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Oct 19, 2017
Having trouble on trying to get pregnant
by: Joy

Hi Tanya

You haven't given me much to work on here. There could be a number of reasons why you are battling to conceive. How old are you and have you been tested for PCOS? In fact what tests have you had done? Has your thyroid been tested? Prolactin could also be a problem. Is your monthly cycle regular?

Whilst each individual hormone test is important, it is the ratio between progesterone and estrogen (E2) that is vital. You have given me your progesterone level, do you perhaps have your E2 level?

What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is vital for the pregnant mother and the unborn child. Co-factors are needed when taking vitamin D3.

Usually between 100-200mg Natpro Progesterone Cream is needed.

Please read these pages and the references as they will help you:

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance


Dr Kittie Dalton

Vitamin D3


Hormone Testing


Menstrual Cycle


Oct 19, 2017
Hormone Levels
by: Tanya

progesterone 10 ng/mL
estrogen 62 pg/mL
follicle stimulating hormone levels 10.77 mIu/mL
Luteinizing hormone 3.97 mIU/mL
TSH 0.34 uIU/m
I am also O- and mild endometriosis

Oct 20, 2017
Hormone Levels
by: Joy

Hi Tanya

Thanks for coming back with the progesterone:estrogen (E2) levels. Your ratio is 161:1, it should be around 600:1 as explained in the Hormone Testing page given to you to read.

Endeometriosis is caused by excess estrogen and oxidative stress and unless you deal with the Inflammation you will battle. This also explains why you are battling to conceive.

Again, please read these pages.



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