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What is the primary function of progesterone in fertility treatments?
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Support
Progesterone is essential to supporting the endometrial lining for pregnancy.
Under the influence of progesterone, the lining luteinizes, supplying important support for the embryo. Progesterone stabilizes the lining, and prevents an early period flow. "pro-gestation".

In brief: Support
Progesterone is essential to supporting the endometrial lining for pregnancy.
Under the influence of progesterone, the lining luteinizes, supplying important support for the embryo. Progesterone stabilizes the lining, and prevents an early period flow. "pro-gestation".
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Marc Fritz
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Uterine development
Progesterone is the hormone most important for preparing the uterine lining for pregnancy and for supporting the progress of early pregnancy.
Some fertility treatments involve the use of medicines or procedures that can result in inadequate Progesterone production after ovulation (release of an egg), or after egg retrieval in ivf cycles. Progesterone treatment guards against that possibility.

In brief: Uterine development
Progesterone is the hormone most important for preparing the uterine lining for pregnancy and for supporting the progress of early pregnancy.
Some fertility treatments involve the use of medicines or procedures that can result in inadequate Progesterone production after ovulation (release of an egg), or after egg retrieval in ivf cycles. Progesterone treatment guards against that possibility.
Dr. Marc Fritz
Dr. Marc Fritz
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