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Is Low Progesterone Hurting Your Fertility?

02.16.2021 / Isabella Brown
Is Low Progesterone Hurting Your Fertility?

Progesterone plays an important role in health and fertility.

So, what is progesterone and how can you tell what your progesterone levels are? What happens if you have low progesterone?

 What It Is  Why You Should Track  Symptoms  How to Track  What to Do

What Is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a hormone primarily produced following ovulation each cycle. After you ovulate, progesterone works to thicken the uterine lining to prepare for a fertilized egg. If there is no fertilized egg, progesterone levels will drop and a period will begin. If an egg does implant in the uterine wall, progesterone helps maintain the lining throughout pregnancy.

Why Should You Track Progesterone?

Tracking your progesterone levels can provide good insight on your overall health and fertility. Elevated progesterone will confirm that ovulation has actually occurred.The hormone will only surge if an egg was released. Tracking progesterone is also helpful in understanding if your levels are too low, which can have adverse effects on health and fertility.

>>Oova Insight: Women who have low progesterone levels may have trouble getting or staying pregnant.

Low progesterone levels can make trying to conceive more difficult, because the uterine lining does not become thick enough for a fertilized egg to implant. Low progesterone can also increase one's chances of miscarriage.

Symptoms of Low Progesterone

Some symptoms of low progesterone include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Mood changes such as anxiety and depression
  • Irregular cycles
  • Spotting before your period

How to Track Progesterone

Oova allows you to monitor both luteinizing hormone and progesterone, so you can track, predict, and confirm ovulation.

Oova is the first fertility tool to track two key fertility hormones quantitatively. That means you get your exact hormone measurements every time you use Oova — not just an idea of whether your levels are high or low, or whether or not you might be ovulating. Oova measures luteinizing hormone, which pinpoints ovulation, and progesterone, which confirms that an egg was actually released. Once you scan your Oova strip, you can see all of your data in comprehensible terms in our smartphone app, along with personalized daily action plans to help you reach your goals. ⠀

Oova is the only fertility tool that tracks, predicts, and confirms ovulation with lab-grade accuracy in the comfort of your home.

What to Do If You Have Low Progesterone

If you have low progesterone levels, there are solutions available. Talk to your doctor about hormone therapy to help increase your progesterone levels and thicken your uterine lining. Other options include supplements such as creams, gels, or medications.

Take charge of your reproductive health and track your progesterone levels with Oova.

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