Progesterone Levels

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am 39 years old. I got pregnant six months ago, everything was going well, but at 8 wks. suddenly I did not feel pregnant at all, two weeks later I had a miscarriage. My doctor said sometimes there is no explanation why this happens.

Since I want to try to get pregnant again, the doctor recommended to do some test to check my progesterone levels. Results came back with a 7.5 and he recommends to be at least a 10. He is going to put me in treatment to raise the progesterone level.

My question is if there is a possibility that I can get pregnant again, and if so, will I need to use progesterone during the pregnancy? Could this low level be a sign of pre-menopause?

Thank you for your answer.


Yes, of course there is a possibility that you can get pregnant again. Supplementing with progesterone is sometimes the key to a successful pregnancy, and I hope that is true for you!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.