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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Possibly: The research was done in 1972 on animals. Other nutrients may be even more important. The goal is to prevent deficiencies. Zinc is very important for the production of Progesterone and vital for the developing fetus. Vitamin d deficiency is very common and restoring vitamin d to normal levels increases successful pregnancies. Eat healthy, sleep well, de-stress and move frequently. ...Read more

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Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG levels and Progesterone levels have a more predictive value of a good pregnancy than HCG levels alone. Personally, we only measure hcg. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Cervix seems very sensitive during early pregnancy (4 wks). Brown spotting and bleeding after sex. Is a test of progesterone level needed?

Cervix seems very sensitive during early pregnancy (4 wks). Brown spotting and bleeding after sex. Is a test of progesterone level needed?

No: The cervical blood vessels can be very near the surface. They are more engorged with blood and become more fragile due to the pregnancy and increased estrogen. The cervix always seems more "touchy" and cramps during pregnancy. All of this is normal. But you should be checked to make sure there is no other cause for your bleeding. ...Read more

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If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?

If a corpus luteum cyst ruptures in early pregnancy, does it cause progesterone levels to drop where it could cause a miscarriage?

Hard to determine: You need to be closely monitored by an OB. Pregnancy outcome is determined by several factors affecting the body simultaneously and misinterpreting the process may bring unnecessary stress. ...Read more

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What the right progesterone level for 4 weeks in the pregnancy?

What the right progesterone level for 4 weeks in the pregnancy?

A little early : At 4 weeks it's a little early. Progesterone less than five is not a very good number. By 6 weeks > 25 is excellent. Between 5-25 statistically doesn't mean much. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more