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Infertility

Lack of conception after one year of regular sexual intercourse.

About the Condition

Infertility is the term used to describe the failure to either conceive or to maintain pregnancy to the full term. Infertility affects 15% of Australian couples. Infertility affects 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the U.S.A., either because they cannot conceive, or they miscarry.

The only area of mainstream medicine where natural progesterone is routinely used is the area of assisted fertility. This use is limited and highly specialized, but does not cover all facets of infertility. Many women have little trouble falling pregnant, but failure to carry the pregnancy beyond week six to ten is an all too common experience for many couples.

  • Disorders of ovulation - Idiopathic anovulatory infertility - Polycystic ovarian disease (syndrome) (PCOS) - Hyperprolactinemia - Primary ovarian failure and premature menopause - Hypothalamic pituitary disorders causing anovulation - Tubal disease - Uterine abnormalities - Endometriosis - Vaginal causes of infertility FSH and LH high: Ovarian failure.
  • Prolactin high: Hyperprolactinemia
  • Progesterone low on day 21: No ovulation
  • FSH normal, LH high: Polycystic ovaries.

Next page: Symptoms of Infertility

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Symptoms of Infertility

Failure to fall or maintain pregnancy to full term.

Next page: Causes of Infertility

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Causes of Infertility

The most vulnerable time for miscarriage in women who are low progesterone producers during pregnancy is week six to week ten. If the corpus luteum cannot maintain production of sufficient levels of natural progesterone the uterine lining breaks down and sheds, resulting in the miscarriage. It is women with a history of week six to ten miscarriage that benefit most from supplementing their natural corpus luteum progesterone production with natural progesterone cream.

Diagnosis

To exclude pathological cause, test Hb, FTA, Pap smear, vaginal swab M/C/S, S.FSH, S.LH, S.prolactin, S.progesterone (on day 21 ideally), S.17 β-oestradiol, sperm antibodies, endometrial cytology.  Essential to investigate male partner

Secondary Characteristics: Psychological and relationship stress.

Next page: Treatment for Infertility

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

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Treatment

Progesterone is the vital hormone that propagates the pregnancy. Often women will use the natural progesterone cream until full term. Treatment is usually dependant upon how advanced the pregnancy is in relation to commencing progesterone supplementation.

Treatment is usually dependant upon how advanced the pregnancy is in relation to commencing progesterone supplementation. For example if spotting occurs at week 6 or 7 a high dose of 100-200mg progesterone cream twice or three times daily is applied. Ideally a low dose natural progesterone supplementation can be commenced in the months and weeks preceeding conception (days 12-26 of the cycle) until the pregnancy is confirmed then maintainence of a low dose daily natural progesterone supplement to support corpus luteal production.

Similarly, often for reasons unknown in more advanced pregnancies, the placenta can under-produce progesterone and the addition of natural progesterone will maintain the integrity of the uterine lining and assist women can carry fully term.

Next page: Further Information About Infertility

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

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Topics discussed in the Understanding Ovulation and Anovulation booklet include:

  • What is ovulation?
  • What is anovulation?
  • What is a normal menstrual cycle?
  • What causes anovulation?
  • Why is anovulation a problem?
  • Ovulatory changes with age
  • Perimenopause (mid 30's onwards)
  • Menopause
  • More serious medical conditions
  • What is the role of progesterone in humans?

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ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

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