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7 Greatest Easy To Follow Steps (concepts) To Conceive Using Progesterone Cream TTC
1.Embrace Progesterone Cream:
Progesterone cream is YOUR all to resource to getting pregnant and keeping your baby alive while she grows in the womb. The sooner your embrace this natural substance the sooner you will have peace of mind and conceive your beautiful child.
Using progesterone hormone therapy has a long history of helping women conceive.
Before 1993 women’s biology with regards to getting pregnant was still a mystery.
In 1993, The Godfather of women’s hormonal replacement Dr. John R Lee wrote his first book entitled, Natural Progesterone: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone, in an attempt to explain to his colleagues everything he had learned about progesterone and women’s hormonal balance.
Without any advertising the book became a publishing success. In spite of its technical medical language, word spread and thousands of women, looking for the answers they haven’t been able to get anywhere else, bought it.
Understand your biology – removed STEPS A-D
Today women are having trouble conceiving at an alarming rate. Medical professionals are having a hard time staying relevant and keeping up with forward thinking medical procedures. It behooves each and every womam to become at least familiar with the complex issues of infertility in order to become pregnant.
Do you know How you actually get pregnant?
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2.Seek the truth, ‘Why are you not getting pregnant’?
There are many reasons why YOU might not be getting pregnant, the most common (treatable) reasons are progesterone deficiency and estrogen dominance. Find out below which one applies to you and don’t forget to get your symptom sheet.
Are you Progesterone Deficient or Estrogen Dominant?
One of the main reasons women are progesterone deficient is because they have too much estrogen in the body.
Estrogen dominance can happen for many reasons. As simple as it sounds eating commercially raised meats and dairy contain large amounts of estrogens and consuming them can cause hormonal imbalances making it quite difficult to get conceive.
Pollution and stress mimic estrogen at the estrogen receptor sites. Eating a large amount of processed soy products can also mimic estrogen, both of which trick the body into thinking there is too much estrogen to conceive. PCOS and endometriosis can also have an estrogen dominate action.
Symptoms of estrogen dominance:
• Allergy symptoms like asthma and hives
• Breast cancer
• Breast tenderness
• Decreased sex drive
• Depression with agitation and/or anxiety
• Dry eyes
• Early onset of menstruation
• Fat gain, usually around the middles
• Sluggish metabolism
• Foggy thinking
• Hair loss
• Increased blood clotting
• Fertility issues
• Irregular periods
• Polycystic ovaries
There are many signs that may show up in the body that you are deficient in progesterone, especially if you do not have enough progesterone in your system during the correct times of your cycle.
Progesterone is vital in order to conceive. Progesterone deficiency is quite easy and safe to correct using natural progesterone cream.
Symptoms of progesterone deficiency:
• Recurrent early miscarriage
• No period
• Not ovulating
• Cramps during menses
• Blood clotting
• Swollen breasts
• Fibrocystic breasts
• Loss of libido
• Water retention
To identify these symptoms YOURSELF, use a simple symptom sheet, check off what applies to you and your specific problems to get accurate answers on how YOU can combat this yourself. Here is a symptom sheet <link> designed to help get you pregnant and identify if progesterone is the key to creating your precious baby.
3.Use Natural Progesterone cream (TTC) when trying to conceive
Before explaining how you can use natural progesterone cream (ttc) when trying to conceive, it’s best to have a brief understanding of the two major hormones driving your reproductive system, estrogen and progesterone.
There are two major hormones driving your reproductive system, estrogen and progesterone.
Healthy levels of estrogen are vital for a balanced menstrual cycle and good overall health. Estrogen is primarily made in the ovaries, and in lesser amounts by the adrenal glands (which lie just above the kidneys) and by your body’s fat cells.
During pregnancy your placenta starts producing estrogen as well to ensure a healthy pregnancy. It is the hormone that is responsible for giving your body the signals to build the uteral lining during the follicular phase of your cycle and that maturates the follicle in your ovaries. Both of which are vital for a healthy cycle especially if you are trying to conceive.
In essence, estrogen is the hormone that stimulates cell growth, however, excess estrogen stimulates dangerous cell growth. When there is excess estrogen cell growth can increase the chances of you developing cysts, fibroids, endometriosis and cancer (write articles to link to here).
Progesterone is the other hormone driving your reproductive system. One of its most important roles in the body is to balance or oppose the effects of estrogen. When you have balanced and healthy levels of progesterone in comparison to your estrogen levels then it counteracts the growth effects of estrogen meaning you are less likely to have PMS symptoms and develop cysts, fibroids, endometriosis and cancer.
Progesterone is primarily realized (created, produced, made?) by the corpus luteum (the follicle that contained your egg) after you ovulate, but is also produced in smaller quantities by the adrenal gland.
After ovulation your estrogen levels start to decline rapidly, so the thick healthy endometrial lining that your body built up in preparation for a possible pregnancy would start to shred causing your period.
It is the job of progesterone to maintain the endometrial lining of your uterus for about 14 days to give the fertilized egg (if there is one) a chance to travel down your fallopian tube and imbed itself in your endometrial lining.
After 14 days your body will recognize whether or not you are pregnant and if you are your placenta will start producing the progesterone needed to sustain your pregnancy. This will prevent the shedding of your endometrial lining, preserving the developing embryo.
Why Progesterone Cream?
There are numerous ways to increase your progesterone levels but increasing your progesterone levels using a natural progesterone cream is by far the easiest for YOU to control and safest.
Progesterone is usually prescribed in pill (or capsule) form or as a cream. Oral progesterone is an inefficient way of increasing your progesterone levels as up to 95 percent is filtered and lost by the liver.
Oral progesterone is prescribed in very high doses as high as 200mg per day in order to get achieve the desired results to get the amount your body needs to make real hormonal changes.
Taking these large doses are bad for your liver long term. This is why skin application (transdermal) is such an effective way to get progesterone into your system.
Using a progesterone skin cream bypasses the internal organs and is much safer, not to mention simpler and easier to use.
Progesterone cream can be applied twice a day to the skin which then gets absorbed into the underlying fat where it is slowly released into the bloodstream.
This mimicks the body’s natural use of the hormone and helps the body create its own “time release” feature, only releasing progesterone when it is necessary.
Use Natural Progesterone Cream
Natural progesterone cream can help to supplement your body’s own progesterone levels and lead you back to a state of natural balance.
Natural progesterone cream comes from plant fats and oils called diosgenin which is extracted either from Mexican Wild Yams or Soybeans. In the laboratory diosgenin is chemically synthesized into a molecular structure that is identical to real human progesterone.
The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) denotes a recognized standard of purity and strength. It is sometimes referred to as “human-identical” or “bio-identical” progesterone, which differentiates it from synthetic progestins or progestogens.
Which progesterone cream to use?
Finding a cream that fits your specific symptoms can be a challenge, but not anymore.
Here are some simple steps to follow which will help you find the right product for your situation.
● Check out the ingredients to find out if there’s anything there which you are allergic to.
● Look for a cream base which is contains all-natural ingredients.
● No artificial colors, preservatives, fillers or stabilizers.
● The product label should clearly state the amount of USP natural progesterone per jar.
● Stay away from creams which have more than 18 months shelf life.
● Application instructions should be clear, concise and match your symptoms.
● The amount of cream used for symptoms of PMS is different than perimenopause.
● Make sure the manufacturer of the cream you purchase can provide you with specific instructions for your individual symptoms.
● A bottom of the jar, no questions asked return policy should be mandatory by the product supplier.
● Access to trained or licensed professionals available to answer your questions.
● Custom compounded product availability is always a plus.
● Find a custom compounder <link to botanifi progesterone landing page or optin page?> that makes small batches by hand to insure freshness!
Once you have identified your symptoms by using this easy to use symptom sheet you will have the first step to identifying what you need to do conceive.
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Is Progesterone Cream Safe?
Progesterone cream is made of the same progesterone hormone found in your own body. It is nearly impossible to overdose on progesterone with one application.
During the third trimester, the placenta produces about 300-400 mg of progesterone a day – more than will get in a whole jar of progesterone cream. However, prolonged overdosing can have negative effects on your body.
Since progesterone can be stored in your fat, levels steadily increase with prolonged use of a progesterone cream, it therefore becomes essential that you follow your doctor’s recommendations in order to avoid having elevated levels of progesterone when you do not need them. (do we want this in red?)
Always consult a doctor before beginning progesterone therapy and discuss your past medical history. If you have a history of liver disease, hepatitis, abnormal vaginal bleeding, or jaundice during pregnancy, you should not use progesterone creams. For women who are not trying to conceive, extra caution should be taken if you are also taking an oral contraceptive or cortisone.
What to Expect When Using Progesterone Cream?
Symptoms will vary from woman to woman. Some women start progesterone supplementation and suddenly everything feels wonderful. For others, the first 10-14 days are a roller coaster, complete with motion sickness.
For many women, estrogen dominance actually gets worse when they first start using natural progesterone cream. When a body that has been deprived of progesterone is first reintroduced to the hormone, the estrogen receptor sites go crazy, making the estrogen reactive for a short time.
It’s possible that you may have breast tenderness, spotting, hot flashes, fatigue and nausea, however this is actually a good thing since the body is responding to the progesterone.
These symptoms should go away as the body readjusts, usually within a few months.
Generally, high doses are given during the first 8 weeks of therapy in order to override estrogen dominance and to allow the body to store the progesterone in your fat cells before becoming fully effective. Your body will adjust over 3 menstrual cycles or 3 months if you are menopausal.
If you fail to notice any benefits after 3 months, consult your doctor for further testing. Women who are trying to conceive should allow at least four months to help them get enough progesterone and prevent miscarriages.
Severe progesterone deficiency may require longer supplementation with progesterone cream in order to increase the desired progesterone level. In women with very low progesterone levels, it can take anywhere from 4-12 months to begin noticing a difference.
Who Should Not Use Progesterone Cream?
Some women, however, should not use progesterone cream (ttc). Those with a history of gestational dermatosis of pregnancy or jaundice of pregnancy should not use this cream. The same is true of those with severe active liver disease and diseases, such as hepatitis and rotor syndrome or Dubin-Johnson syndrome. You should also not use the cream if you have unexplained/abnormal vaginal bleeding or have experienced any kind of reaction from using the cream in the past. Consult with your doctor.
4. You! Can Master – ‘How to Use Progesterone Cream’
You have complete control of your life. Long gone are the days when a medical professionals word meant everything. More and more people are taking their health into their own hands by educating themselves.
You have access to great tools you need in order to master how to use progesterone cream in this guide in conjunction with the symptom sheet.
Loading does are useful for women who have had many months or years of anovulatory (no ovulation) cycles, which can create extreme progesterone deficiency. Each cycle that passes without ovulation can increase estrogen dominance as progesterone stores are depleted.
Very thin women who have little body fat can become estrogen dominant very easily as there is no fat to store extra progesterone. In either of these situations Dr. John Lee recommends a higher dose of progesterone the first one to two months of progesterone cream use. This helps to replenish the progesterone stored in the fat of the body.
Inducing ovulation using progesterone
Dr. Lee had a number of patients in his practice that had been unable to conceive because they were not ovulating.
Using progesterone cream prior to ovulation effectively suppressed ovulation. After a few months of this, he had them stop progesterone use.
If you still have follicles left, they seem to respond to a few months of suppression with enthusiasm — the successful maturation and release of an egg.
Dr. Lee’s patients, some of whom had been trying to conceive for years, had very good results conceiving with this method.
Get more detailed progesterone cream instruction by downloading the symptom sheet, a must have companion to this descriptive article on conceiving with progesterone cream.
To learn more about this type of application you can also, read Dr. Lee’s book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause.
How to use progesterone for PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
There are two ways to use progesterone cream for PCOS. The first is the Suppression Cycle.
Suppressing the cycle allows the body to rest by stopping the cycle of eggs not being released and estrogen/androgen dominance. Find out what YOU need by downloading the symptom sheet.
Establish a cycle with progesterone cream
To help your body create a cycle including menstruation and ovulation, Dr. Lee recommends using progesterone cream at specific intervals.
It is best to use a calendar so you can keep track of everything. After 3 or so months it is suggested to take a break for 1 month so you can see if your cycle has jump started itself.
Progesterone Cream & Endometriosis
Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.
Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs
If you have endometriosis, Dr. John Lee recommends using progesterone to reduce the effects of estrogen on the body (estrogen stimulates endometrial growth). Take a short week off to refresh your receptor sites.
How to Use Progesterone Cream for Fertility
Natural progesterone cream is easily and quickly absorbed into the body through the skin within seconds. You can apply it essentially anywhere as long as you rotate locations of application.
General suggested dosage is 40mg daily, divided into one 20mg application in the am and one 20mg application in the pm, during the two weeks before your period. (do we want to add this here?)
Where to Apply Progesterone Cream?
The best places to apply natural progesterone creams on your body are places that get lots of blood flow via your capillaries. This includes your:
• Palms of hands and feet
• Inner arms
You can tell which areas have capillaries by paying attention where you tend to blush, such as your cheeks. Avoid putting progesterone cream on fatty parts of your body. Remember, fat stores progesterone, rather than letting it into the bloodstream so more fatty areas will store more progesterone rather than allowing it to be used.
With prolonged use of progesterone on one area can cause that area of skin to saturate, reducing the absorption of progesterone. To help the absorption of the progesterone you should spread it on a large area of skin like the forearms, back of legs and rotate the areas where you apply the cream each time you use it so one area doesn’t become saturated.
How to Apply Progesterone Cream
When it comes to dosage, more is not better. Just like too little progesterone can cause a hormonal imbalance, too much can do likewise.
The optimal approach is to apply the cream in two doses, once in the morning and once before you go to bed. Progesterone cream only allows for 8-12 hours of sustained delivery. If you apply it all at once, there will be 12 hours of time where you are not receiving any hormone at all. By splitting the dosage in half, you are making sure you have sustained delivery, all day and all night.
Getting the amount of cream to be exactly right isn’t that important, because when you apply the cream to the skin it doesn’t get immediately absorbed into the body. Your body fat acts as a buffer, like a time release into the skin, throughout the day even if your dosage varies daily.
The general rule for dosage is that you should use the least amount of cream as possible that will ensure your symptoms are cured.
Most premenopausal women need only 15-20mg of progesterone cream during the days she is supposed to apply it. This is about how much progesterone your body produces during luteal phase if it was producing the normal healthy amount.
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However, some women might use up to 40mg on a recurring basis and 80mg during a loading phase (if it is necessary).
Find out what YOU need by downloading the symptom sheet.
5.Take Control – Place your health and the future health of your child in your own hands.
You have the power to enhance fertilization without a lot of expensive office visits and prescription hormones. There are hormone tests that are easy to get that can assist you in conceiving your loving baby.
Hormone testing can be performed by a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor or by an at-home testing service. Testing options range from charting your menstrual cycle to determine the length of your luteal phase, to basal body temperature tracking during your luteal (consistently low BBT may indicate low progesterone production), to taking saliva or blood tests to find out your progesterone levels.
To identify signs of progesterone deficiency or estrogen dominance, use this simple symptom sheet, check off what applies to you to get accurate answers on how YOU can combat this yourself. Here is a symptom sheet <link> designed to help get you pregnant and identify if progesterone is the key to creating your precious baby.
Find out what YOU need by downloading the symptom sheet.
Basil Body Temperature charting can help to determine the availability of progesterone in the luteal phase. There will be a slight, steady rise in temperature after ovulation has occurred and progesterone has increased. An irregular or consistently low BBT may indicate low progesterone and luteal phase defect.
Length of luteal phase
If the date of ovulation is fewer than 11 days before your period, this could suggest luteal phase defects. You can detect ovulation using BBT charting or by using ovulation detector strip tests.
Saliva Hormonal Testing
Dr. John Lee was very adamant that testing for hormones and progesterone should be done through saliva testing, not blood testing (almost all doctors will test the blood).
You can order an “at home” saliva test that you will take at, a certain times during your cycle, and then send it to a lab for analysis. They will then mail back your results so you can find out if you have any hormonal imbalances.
This along with the symptom sheet will give you the answers you are seeking.
Find out what YOU need by downloading the symptom sheet.
Blood Hormonal Testing
While Dr. Lee was adamant about getting progesterone testing through saliva, it may be more helpful to work with your doctor to get your progesterone tested so they can explain the test results to you, even if it is a blood test. You most likely will also have other hormones tested at the same time which can give you insights to your entire hormonal profile.
When to Get Your Progesterone Levels Tested
The most appropriate time to measure serum progesterone is mid luteal phase (either 7 days after ovulation, or 7 days prior to expected menses). This is when you’re most likely to catch the peak progesterone level. This day will vary according to a woman’s cycle length however (for example, for a 28 day cycle, day 21 progesterone testing is appropriate; but for a 35 day cycle, progesterone would ideally be measured around day 28).
a. Seek out a doctor from ACAM or someone who knows what you not know about progesterone and its role on getting pregnant
b. Learn how to talk to your doctor where you are seen as an equal and respected
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1. Lee, John, M.D. (2006) Hormone Balance Made Simple. Werner Books: New York, New York.
2. Lee, John, M.D. (1999). What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause. Grand Central Life & Style – Hachette Book Group: New York, New York.