I couldn't help wonder if I had been experiencing problems with progesterone, since, when I first found out I was pregnant, I took my temperature and there seemed to be no rise. I used two different thermometers. Apparently the pregnancy was strong enough so that I was able to make it to 7 weeks and show an HCG level of 114,000. But now I can't help wondering if there is something I might be able to do differently the next time, to increase my chances of carrying a baby to full term.
This is what I was quoted, to buy it in the stores:
GNC: Note: their online store will not ship to CA either. I checked a local store just to see if maybe it was in stock and the guy said it was sold out.
Whole Foods charges $27.99 for 4 oz of Source Naturals brand, $30.99 for 2 oz of Emerita brand.
Called another health food store that charges $15.49 for 4oz Source Naturals, $28.99 for 2 oz of Emerita brand, or 4 oz. $43.99, Life Flow brand is 2 oz for $24.95, 4 oz. for $34.95.
I am tempted to try the Source Naturals brand since I'm a big fan of their Wellness Formula and they seem like a really good company. I will probably get their brand at Whole Foods this weekend.
Update: I checked through the 120 Amazon reviews for the Source naturals brand to see if it helped someone conceive, but couldn't find any posts that said it helped someone with that particular thing : (. So, I am tempted to just throw down the extra money and get the Emerita brand. Bummer because I really love the company Source Naturals, but if I'm 44 I don't have time to experiment with different products, I need to just get the one I think is most likely to work.
Last Interesting factoids about progesterone cream: I just read today that it can help women who have endometriosis.
You can find a lot more info on google, regarding how progesterone cream can help you with endometriosis. Here is a great video by Heather Rodriguez, which explains how progesterone cream can help. I loved this video:
Progesterone cream also can help men who have BPH (urinary retention
problems). Check out this review from this guy who had BPH as an issue:
OK, most men will eventually have difficulty urinating at some point in their lives due to BPH. The thing you don't often read is that BPH is worsened by the conversion of Testosterone to Estradiol in a process called Aromatase. Apparently, progesterone is an effective aromatase inhibitor, and since I have been using 1/8 tsp of this daily, the flow, which was a trickle, is a healthy stream again! I am on my third jar and will probably use this for the rest of my life...
Of course, this has nothing to do with fertility, but I still had to share. If my hubby ever gets this issue, I want to remember this! : )
Good luck to everyone who is TTC and using progesterone cream!