I have a question about using the natural progesterone cream to aid in keeping a pregnancy. My good friend is TTC and is having repeat chemical pregnancies due to what she believes is lack of progesterone. Her doctor tested her levels at 7 dpo and said everything seemed fine one month, but she ended up having spotting the next day which led to yet another chemical pregnancy. Her doctor seems to be blowing her off month after month so she is thinking about getting one of the natural progesterone creams that they sell at the health stores.
I urged her to call her doctor before doing it because the jar said it wasn't safe to use during pregnancy. She called and they told her that it wasn't safe to take, but that they do prescribe a suppository that is somehow different. When she asked what was different about it, they couldn't really answer but said "it is just different."
They also refuse to prescribe it to her because they don't believe that she has an issue with progesterone. My friend was on BCP for over 10 years (the prog only ones) and she believes that is what is throwing off her hormones. But at this point she's been off the pill for a year and a half so would that still be causing issues at this point?
FYI, she just turned 31 and is very thin and has borderline hypothyroidism.
I know it's weird to ask a question for someone else but she isn't comfortable with the internet and I promised her I'd ask for her. Any advice? Thanks so much in advance!