Progesterone is a crucial hormone in maintaining a healthy menstrual cycle and supporting the early stages of pregnancy.
During the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (the time from ovulation to your next period), progesterone levels rise to thicken the uterine lining, creating a receptive environment for a fertilized egg to implant and establish a pregnancy. In addition, progesterone also supports the growth of blood vessels in the endometrium, ensuring a sufficient supply of nutrients to the implanted embryo.
Women experiencing low progesterone may encounter irregular menstrual cycles and difficulties in early pregnancy.
Progesterone is also essential to your health, even if you are not trying to conceive. Learn more about this hormone here.