Miscarriage and Infertility
An adequate amount of Oestrogen and Progesterone is critical to a woman who is trying to become pregnant. Oestrogen is required to simulate ovulation and Progesterone actually prepares the uterine wall for implantation of the fertilised egg. Without sufficient Progesterone the ovum will be expelled, a common cause of miscarriage in the first trimester.
Progesterone treatment can also be used to induce fertility when there appears to be ovulatory dysfunction. Dr John Lee believes excess oestrogen stimulates the ovaries to overproduce follicles which, combined with delayed childbearing, results in early burn-out of follicles. The use of natural Progesterone has been shown to increase fertility significantly for women experiencing luteal phase failure.
A study was performed involving 50 women who had lived with infertility for a minimum of one and a half years. 70 per cent of the women conceived within 6 months while exclusively using Progesterone therapy.
- The range of ages of women included in the study was 18 to 39 with an average age of 31
- The average period of infertility was 2.8 years
- In the 35 patients who conceived. 5 patients had a history of previous spontaneous abortions, all others had primary infertility. Dr Dalton is one of many Scientist and Doctors who have discovered that Progesterone in the Natural form:
- Protects the foetus from miscarriage
- Increases the feeling of well being of the Mother
- Increases the potential IQ of the child
- Produces calmer less colicky babies
Women with a history of miscarriage should begin using Progesterone cream as soon as they know they have ovulated to supplement their own Progesterone and offset any environmental Oestrogen effects.
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