Kerri blessed single mama to Teresa 8/2/02, Madeleine 5/28/04, Andrew 6/25/06, and Isabelle 11/27/08
could also be that your body is not soaking up the cream properly which is the other reason I suggest getting tested because then your doctor can put you on a suppository or gel which is MUCH more reliable.
Andrea...wife, SAHM to 3.5 yo DS and 1 yo DD.
Also, because you're tandem nursing, you probably have a LOT of prolactin so your progesterone need may be higher than what a cream can give you... IF it's an option for you to have your levels tested, I would do it. It'd be very helpful to know!
TTC while nursing is such a unique and difficult thing. I'm in that boat and I know how frustrating it can be!
Good luck to you and please keep me posted!
Super crunchy Mama to DS1, DS2, DD and wanting a bunch more! We homeschool, bed share, homebirth and baby wear. We're attached, we only cloth diaper and we don't vax. There's a lot more to us than that, but it won't all fit.
Transdermal application (through the skin) has been found to be one of the most effective ways to use natural progesterone. It is absorbed through the skin into the underlying fat which helps to slowly allow progesterone into the blood. This way of application helps the progesterone to be “time released” into the blood stream. To closely mimic the body’s progesterone cycle, it is best to use progesterone cream twice a day.
Natural progesterone cream is easily and quickly absorbed into the body through the skin (within seconds). So you can apply it essentially anywhere as long as you rotate locations of application.
The best areas for application are places that have capillary blood flow such as:
-Palms of hands and feet
When it comes to dosage, more is not better. Too much progesterone can cause hormonal imbalances, just like too little progesterone can. Dr. John Lee recommends a dosage of 15-30mg during the two weeks before your period.
Dr. Lee recommends that progesterone use begin directly after ovulation, which is usually day 12 in our cycles (twelve days after menstruation), and ending usage once menstruation begins. Once you become pregnant, stay on the progesterone.
This is a piece from an article which you can read at this link: http://natural-fertility-info.com/pr...ertility-guide
This article in titled "Progesterone Fertility Guide" and may help you understand progesterone supplementation better.
All the Best,
Herbalist, CD Mother of 2 boys, age 11 and 9