Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dear Progesterone, Please get better

today i had my Dr. follow up on my blood work i had previously written about, we went over my results from noth my FSH as well as my Progesterone levels. What my Dr. had to say was not so good, however I am young, and there are other solutions set in place if need be. The results from my FSH levels were a 4.5 which she told me that was great, the role of FSH is to act as a stimulating hormone which sents a signal to stimulate the process of releasing an egg and then Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy. It is first produced by the corpus luteum in the ovaries and later is maintained by the placenta.
Progesterons helps to:

Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Prepares the lining of the uterus for implantation.
Keeps the lining of the uterus thick which is necessary for a successful pregnancy.
Produces a rise in temperature after ovulation, which remains until menstruation occurs.
Creates a nutrient rich environment for the baby by increasing glycogen and arterial blood to the lining of the uterus.
Keeps the uterus from having contractions.
Causes the cervix to thicken and create a mucous plug which

my level of progesterone was .7 ( super super low) the Dr. told me that my level should be a 10 to 15 and as you see im not even a 1, i am a .7

so as i understand it progesterone plays a VER VERY important role in getting and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. so right now my dr doesnt know if i am even ovulating, which obviously has to happen to get pregnant.....

Game Plan

because we aren't saying we are trying for a child right now we are taking the information we recieved today as just that, important information for us to be aware of, so there are these things called ovulation predictor kits that you can pick up from walmart or meijer and they are little pee strips which will indicate to me when i should be ovulating and then we would ACT on it and then later take a pregnancy test. so in essence we will try naturally while keeping track of a an aproximite time i would be most likly to get pregnant.....

so thats step one, we shall see but like i said this is not something we are going to be doing right now with everyhting else that is going on with the possiblilty of a move and the opening of a business and everything else, but i left a little bumbed today and a little happy, reason being atleast i know i didnt have just a CRAZY CYCLE, there was reason I wasn't having a period and now we know and can learn from it, so in a way were smarter and have an early start for consistent prayer in baby makin :)