Progesterone Test Predicts Viability of Pregnancy

Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, finds a study published on bmj.com today. ... read more »

Progesterone

What is the function of progesterone? ... read more »

What Causes Pain During Pregnancy?

Pain during pregnancy is often associated with complications or labor and can be a scary thing. However, not all pain during pregnancy signals a problem. ... read more »

Progesterone and Pregnancy: What Levels Are Optimal?

Progesterone does a lot before and during pregnancy, and if your levels are low, you may have a problem with ovulation. ... read more »

Why Am I Showing So Early in Pregnancy?

Not every pregnancy is the same, but when mom notices her tummy is bloating within the first 10 weeks and she looks like she is 4 or 5 months, she may wonder if she is having twins or more. ... read more »

Ovulation Symptoms and Signs

When trying to conceive, the single most important factor is finding out if and when you ovulate. Find out what signs to look for that indicate you may be ovulating. ... read more »

Do I Ovulate When on the Pill?

How do birth control pills work? The way most birth control pills work is by preventing ovulation. ... read more »

Researchers Say Progesterone Can Prevent Premature Births

Vanderbilt researchers believe progesterone could be the saving grace for some premature infants. Women with a known history of premature birth may reduce the risk of subsequent premature birth if progesterone is taken during the following pregnancy. ... read more »

Can Morning Sickness Predict Your Baby's Gender?

There are countless pregnancy maths out there, and as soon as you get pregnant, you will hear them all. But which are fact and which are true? Can morning sickness really predict a baby's gender? ... read more »

Progesterone Levels - Routine

Should I have my progesterone level checked? ... read more »

Progesterone and Pregnancy Tests

Can progesterone supplements influence the test? ... read more »

Progesterone Test May Identify Early Miscarriage

This study showed that a single blood progesterone test may help women who have a threatened miscarriage with bleeding and/or pain and an unclear sonogram find out early in pregnancy whether they are miscarrying or have an ectopic pregnancy. ... read more »

Why Does a Miscarriage Occur?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimate up to 25% of pregnancies will end in pregnant miscarriage, but why does pregnant miscarriage occur? ... read more »

Progesterone (Serum) During Pregnancy

Progesterone is a reproductive hormone that works closely with human chorionic gonadotropin, follicle stimulant hormone, luteinizing hormone and other reproductive hormones to regulate menstrual cycle, ovulation and pregnancy changes. ... read more »

Roll of Progesterone in Fertility, Pregnancy and Corpus Luteum

Progesterone is a steroid hormone initially secreted by the corpus luteum, an area in the ovary which develops after ovulation. ... read more »

I Took Provera And Still Didn't Get My Period

I have no period and did not bleed at all even after taking Provera. What does this mean? ... read more »

Why Does Implantation Bleeding Happen?

If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen? ... read more »

Normal Progesterone Levels

Progesterone levels during pregnancy. What are normal progesterone levels? What does progesterone do? ... read more »

Fertility And Infertility Laboratory Test Results

What are the normal values for fertility and infertility laboratory test results? ... read more »

Progesterone Levels and Ectopic Pregnancy

Can they predict an ectopic pregnancy? ... read more »

Progesterone No Help in Preventing Preterm Twin Births

This Lancet study shows that progesterone does not prevent preterm births in twins. ... read more »

Does PCOS Put Women at Risk for Other Conditions?

Women with PCOS can be at an increased risk for developing several other conditions. Irregular menstrual periods and the absence of ovulation causes women to produce the hormone estrogen, but not the hormone progesterone. ... read more »

The Effects of Stress on Fertility

Stress is one of nature's contraceptives and can have a dramatic effect on healthy reproduction. The major stress hormone, cortisol, is derived from progesterone. ... read more »

Corpus Luteum Size And Appearance On Ultrasound

Sometimes, the corpus luteum appears to not produce enough progesterone to support the pregnancy, possibly resulting in an early pregnancy loss. This is called 'corpus luteum insufficiency' or 'luteal phase defect (LPD). ... read more »

Single Progesterone Test and Early Pregnancy Outcome

A single progesterone measurement for women in early pregnancy presenting with bleeding or pain and inconclusive ultrasound assessments can rule out a viable pregnancy. ... read more »

Pregnenolone Production in the Early Trophoblast

A new study published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics links the early placenta to pregnenolone production. Research was completed by authors from the New York University School of Medicine. ... read more »

What are the Best Clothes to Wear to Work When Pregnant?

When choosing pregnancy work clothing, it is best to choose garments with a loose waist and low-heeled shoes, though there is more to pregnancy work wear than safe clothing. ... read more »

First Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

During the first trimester of pregnancy, so many changes happen, but some of these changes may not be quite what you expected! ... read more »

What Happens After Ovulation?

Most people know what happens during ovulation, but what happens after ovulation is also very important when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy Glow: Polish it to Perfection

Some expectant mothers are so focused on their growing tummies that ittakes someone else to point out that pregnancy glow that radiates fromthem during this important time of life. It's more than joy andhappiness that paints the picture of health on mothers-to-be. ... read more »

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements? ... read more »

Should You Supplement With Progesterone?

There is no real agreement among doctors whether giving progesterone early in pregnancy will improve pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), Fertility and Pregnancy

CAH or congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a disease caused by gene mutation. The condition affects cortisol, cholesterol and adrenal gland function. All CAH patients have some level of impaired fertility. ... read more »

Immune Cells Play Important Role in Pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered a connection between immune cells called macrophages and successful pregnancy. According to the research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, macrophages produce progesterone and with adequate levels of progesterone pregnancies are more apt to be successful. ... read more »

Effect of Sporadic Anovulation on Ovulatory Hormone Levels

Researchers from the Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently published a study on hormone levels in women experiencing anovulation. The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction. ... read more »

Progesterone-Induced Endometrial Withdrawal and IUI Outcome

According to a study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, progesterone-induced menses may have a negative effect on intra-uterine insemination (IUI) success. ... read more »

Sexual Motivation Linked to Estrogen Levels in Women

A new study published in Hormones and Behavior from researchersat the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Santa Barbaraclaims elevated estrogen levels could spark increased desire for sexualbehavior ' or that feeling of wanting to get frisky. ... read more »

Progesterone Gel vs. Tablets after IVF and ICSI

A prospective randomized multicentre study comparing vaginal progesterone gel and vaginal micronized progesterone tablets for luteal support after in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. ... read more »

Progesterone (Provera) Challenge Test

The progesterone or provera challenge test is given to women with no menstrual bleeding amenorrhea to see if they bleed or not. ... read more »

What Are the Most Common Types of Pains During Pregnancy?

The pain associated with pregnancy changes can often be scary and confusing. What are the most common types of pains during pregnancy? ... read more »

Vegetarian Diet: Can It Lead To Infertility?

Does a vegetarian diet lead to infertility? In one study, 9 healthy, normal-weight women who had regular ovulatory menstrual cycles followed a vegetarian diet and 9 followed a non-vegetarian diet. ... read more »

Clomiphene Despite Normal Ovulation

Why would Clomiphene help if I ovulate regularly? ... read more »

Tracking Fertility: OPK vs. BBT

Which is a better method of tracking fertility — using an ovulation predictor kit (OPK) or basal body temperature (BBT) charting? What works better to determine when I am ovulating? ... read more »

Can Ovulation Occur At Any Time During the Cycle?

I've heard that you can pregnant at any time of the month, but I'm not sure that is true. Can ovulation occur at any time during the cycle? Can it happen more than once? ... read more »

The Menstrual Cycle

It is important to understand the menstrual cycle in order to know what is normal and be able to identify when you may have an issue. ... read more »

No Bleeding After Provera

Provera is often given as the 'Progesterone (Provera) Challenge Test' to women who have no period and who are not pregnant. ... read more »

What to Expect From Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier. ... read more »

6 Stages in Pregnancy: The Changing Female Body

Stages in pregnancy are often divided up into weeks or trimesters. Within these common stages in pregnancy are six major times of change. ... read more »

Do Tender Breasts and Hard Nipples Mean I'm Pregnant?

Many pregnancy symptoms can be subtle and caused by monthly hormonal changes. Could tender breasts and hard nipples be a sign that I am pregnant? ... read more »

Why Do I Have Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy?

One of the most concerning for many pregnant women is pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be attributed to more than just the weight of the uterus and fetus and it is not always associated with labor. ... read more »

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