Are Fertility Problems Hereditary?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have been TTC for four months now. I just found out that my mother had fertility problems — specifically a progesterone deficiency.

Is there anyway that this problem could be hereditary? If so, how should I proceed?

ANSWER

Possibly. A blood test for progesterone levels during the luteal phase is a pretty easy way to check, and if there turns out to be a problem, it is a pretty easy one to fix.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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