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Fertility Confidence Podcast

Jun 28, 2021

Welcome to another episode of the Fertility Confidence podcast. I am your host, Dr. Kelsey Duncan, naturopathic doctor, and the founder and creator of the Fertility Confidence method. 

In today’s episode, we are going back to an older recorded Facebook Live session on progesterone. This hormone does not go unnoticed in the fertility world.

I find if anything, it's sometimes the only hormone people are concerned about or asking about or questioning when there's actually. A lot of hormones that we won't get into today can play a really big role. And even though I say that I'm definitely not discounting the impact that progesterone can have on your fertility journey.

It is the big luteal phase hormone, the hormone that helps to trigger that pregnancy piece, the hormone that needs to rise and, and stay high to actually. Withhold and sustain pregnancy into the early week. So progesterone does play a really large role. In staying pregnant and in those early weeks of pregnancy.

So it's not something that we want to sleep on. That's for sure. So what I talk about in this live is how can we get a proper assessment done? Progesterone is important for how to actually properly track our cycle so that we can see what is the health of our luteal phase. So progesterone is that mean luteal phase hormone.

If you're not properly tracking your cycle if you're just doing OPQ. We don't actually know really what's going on in that luteal phase. So that's always a really important first place. Let’s just start. And if it's low. What the heck are we going to do about it? We have a few different reasons. When I see low progesterone with clients, I'm like, okay, what maybe is going on here?

What issues are we having? How then can we properly support the body? So I hope you guys enjoy this little chat about progesterone. If you have any follow-up questions, please come and hang out with me inside. Be hormonally confident. I'll leave the link in the show notes or come find me on Instagram at fertility confidence method.

My sincerest thanks for pressing play today. Join our growing community of strong, hopeful women, each on their own fertility confidence journey; as well as those that are listening to gain the knowledge and understanding needed to support them via the Fertility Confidence Instagram @fertilityconfidencemethod or through our Facebook group Be Hormonally Confident with Dr.Kelsey. 

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