Xiao Zhao, who had been pregnant for one year, had just been tested recently and was finally pregnant, but during the prenatal examination, the doctor said her progesterone was low.
But Xiao Zhao, who was in a great hurry, looked up all kinds of information and asked his friends again. From then on, he embarked on the road of fetal protection… Although the doctor made it clear that there was no problem with the fetus and there was no need for fetal protection. However, Xiao Zhao was always worried about fetal development. He went to many hospitals for confirmation, repeated blood tests, and even asked doctors to prescribe medicine to protect the fetus.
Such cases are not uncommon around us. All kinds of fetal protection methods are dazzling.
In fact, if only progesterone is low, there are no other symptoms, and there is no recurrent abortion before, there is no need for fetal protection at all. The reason why so many pregnant mothers start a long way to protect their fetus as soon as they hear that their progesterone is low is mainly because they know little about progesterone.
What is progesterone? Fetal development is necessary!
Before understanding progesterone, let’s learn about hCG. This is a hormone secreted by the villi after embryo implantation. After pregnancy, hCG will grow rapidly to prepare the body for pregnancy. The ovaries are stimulated by hCG and begin to secrete progesterone. It can maintain embryonic development within eight weeks of early pregnancy, and then the placenta takes over the job.
Progesterone, also known as progesterone, is a natural progesterone secreted by human ovarian corpus luteum. It can improve pregnancy reserves, prepare the uterus for the implantation and development of fertilized eggs, and create a safe and stable growth environment for embryos. Progesterone can not only ensure the nutritional supply of the embryo, but also protect it from the wind and rain.
Abortion and fetal arrest are related to low progesterone?
Progesterone is produced by hCG stimulated ovaries during embryonic development. Insufficient secretion may be due to abnormal development of the embryo itself or spontaneous abortion.
In other words, the root cause of fetal suspension or spontaneous abortion is poor embryonic development, not low levels of progesterone and hCG. The problem itself, hCG and progesterone levels naturally decreased significantly.
The level of progesterone is stimulated by hormones secreted by embryos. Low progesterone is only the result of abortion and fetal arrest. Not all abortions will have low progesterone. Of course, not all abortions will have low progesterone. There are also many pregnant women with low progesterone. The fetus is good!
So, what causes low progesterone?
There are many influencing factors, individual differences and large fluctuations, and the level may be different every day. For example, the value of progesterone will vary significantly with the test time.
In fact, for most pregnant mothers, there is no need to check progesterone at all. Because there are many factors affecting progesterone value, and it is still changing.
The level of progesterone was not directly related to the outcome of abortion. Occasionally, low progesterone is measured, which does not mean that abortion has been or will definitely be aborted. As long as there are no abnormal conditions in the body, such as abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding, pregnant mothers need not be nervous. When paying attention to the level of progesterone, we should pay more attention to the symptoms of threatened abortion.
Progesterone is low. Do you want to supplement progesterone?
The comments of the World Health Organization (who) on “progesterone to prevent abortion” clearly pointed out that “progesterone treatment can not prevent abortion in early to second trimester pregnancy”.
In other words, there is no reliable evidence that progesterone supplementation is effective in reducing abortion.
Finally, pregnant mothers should not worry too much about the relationship between progesterone value and abortion results. Abortion in early pregnancy is mostly due to poor embryos, not low progesterone. Low progesterone is only the result of abortion, not the cause. Eat, drink and sleep well during pregnancy, and adjust your nervous mood, which is more helpful to fetal development.