Importance Of Progesterone Hormone

Progesterone is a natural female hormone. Called “the pregnancy hormone,” it is essential before and during pregnancy.

Progesterone is one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions. Progesterone plays a role in maintaining pregnancy. This hormone is produced in the ovaries, the placenta (when a woman gets pregnant) and the adrenal glands.

It helps prepare the body for conception and pregnancy and regulates the monthly menstrual cycle.

Progesterone levels can cause abnormal menstrual periods and symptoms relating menopause. Progesterone hormone is essential for implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus and for maintaining and continuing pregnancy.

Before pregnancy

Before Pregnancy Progesterone prepares the uterus for pregnancy.

After ovulation occurs, the ovaries start to produce progesterone needed by the uterus.

Progesterone causes the uterine lining or endometrium to thicken.

This helps prepare a supportive environment in your uterus for a fertilized egg.

During pregnancy

During Pregnancy Progesterone helps nurture the fetus.

A supply of progesterone to the endometrium continues to be important during pregnancy.

Following a successful implantation, progesterone helps maintain a supportive environment for the developing fetus.

After 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy, the placenta takes over progesterone production from the ovaries and substantially increases progesterone production.

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