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Trying to Get Pregnant? Progesterone Support May Help
Progesterone is often referred to as the pregnancy hormone. Produced naturally by the body, progesterone is responsible for thickening the uterine lining to prepare for the fertilized egg (embryo). Progesterone supports pregnancy through the first trimester; it is responsible for a healthy uterine lining, and also prevents the lining from shedding.
A physician may prescribe progesterone if your body does not produce enough progesterone naturally. In addition, progesterone is prescribed with all assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments, including IVF.
Historically, progesterone support has come in the form of intramuscular (IM) injections, which can be painful. But patients have options.