Progesterone, Pregnancy, and Hormonal Balance

by Krissy
(Lafayette, Louisiana, usa)

I am 25 years old. I now have a daughter who is 10.5 months old. Her being here may very well be accredited to the fact that I took a natural progesterone cream while I was pregnant with her. I took it pretty much exactly how it is prescribed on this site.

This may be strange but I read something about high testosterone levels being shown in females who have a longer ring finger than index finger. My daughter has this. I am wondering if taking the progesterone could have caused this to occur. I have also read that progesterone therapy during pregnancy can also lead to a child with autism, which is a child with high testosterone. My daughter displayed characteristics of autism before we got her therapy. I was just curious if anyone had ever heard of these things. I should probably mention that the progesterone was naturally derived and I had at least one miscarriage before this successful pregnancy. If you have any input I would certainly appreciate it.

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Dec 31, 2010
Progesterone, Pregnancy, and Hormonal Balance
by: Wray

Hi Krissy I've not heard about long index fingers showing an indication to high testosterone in females. I'm sure it's an old wives tale. And no, the progesterone would not have caused this, as the amount of progesterone we make in the third trimester is over 400mg/day. So using supplemental progesterone is small compared to this. And if progesterone caused autism, then every child on this planet would have it! Autistic children don't have higher testosterone levels than normal either. But what is a certain fact is a very low vitamin D level. In fact it's the cause of autism, see here and here. Please have her tested. Take care Wray

Mar 02, 2019
progesterone exposure during the critical period of fetal life elevates the risk of ASD
by: Anonymous

"Infertility treatments during pregnancy and the risk of autism spectrum disorder in the offspring

We aimed to examine the effects of infertility treatments on the risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Data were from a representative national registry on 110,093 male live births in Israel (born: 1999–2008; and ASD: 975, 0.9%). Infertility treatments included In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and five hormone treatments. Relative risk (RR) was estimated with multivariable logistic models. Results showed that IVF treatment compared with spontaneous conception was not statistically significantly associated with the risk of ASD. Only progesterone hormone treatment was associated with a statistically significant (p < .05) increased risk of ASD (RR = 1.51, 95% CI 1.22, 1.86) compared to the group with no progesterone treatment. In conclusion, progesterone exposure during the critical period of fetal life elevated the risk of ASD, possibly reflecting epigenetic modification."

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