If you’re having trouble getting pregnant and want to know which hormones could be causing your infertility then this video is for you:
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It’s sad how many patients I’ve seen over the past thirty years who have spent so much time and money on infertility treatments before addressing their hormonal imbalances.
If you know which of these four hormones are causing your infertility and address the imbalance, then you’ll save yourself a lot of heartache and have a healthy pregnancy.
Tip #1: Raise your Progesterone
After you ovulate your ovaries produce six sex steroids – one of them being progesterone. If you’re ovulating but not conceiving, or having heartbreaking early miscarriages. Lack of Progesterone could be the cause. Your progesterone level can be measured by a blood test in the second half of your menstrual cycle (approximately day 18-22). Bioidentical progesterone may be recommended by your health care provider to prevent miscarriage. One way to naturally raise progesterone is to lower your stress response. That’s because progesterone is used by your adrenals to make the stress hormone cortisol. When you’re stressed your periods can become irregular as your adrenals rob your ovaries of progesterone
Tip #2: Lower your Insulin
High levels of Insulin can prevent ovulation and cause irregular periods. Women with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) tend to have irregular periods and trouble getting pregnant because they are insulin resistant. (PCOS in one of the inflammatory metabolic syndromes that can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Lowering insulin by following a low-carb insulin lowering diet and exercising like I explained in my Insulin Resistant video can help increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Tip #3: Raise your Thyroxine
When your thyroid hormone production is low, your metabolism is too slow to ovulate consistently. It also means you’re low on one of the thyroid hormones called Thyroxine(T4). It’s important to have normal thyroid production before getting pregnant because T4 helps your baby balanced normally. A simple blood test could show if you are hypothyroid. Getting to the underlying cause of your low thyroid hormone production, and correcting it; is key to getting back in balance, and getting pregnant.
#4: Lower your Prolactin
You may have heard prolactin as the hormone responsible for breast milk production. But it is actually produced in both men and women. Because prolactin also controls your immune system at night and is in rhythm with your melatonin production if your hormones are in harmony. Prolactin should be high at night and low during the day. It needs to be high in pregnant women to do two things – help program the mother and the baby’s immune system, and to protect the mother from the high level of sex steroids and growth hormones necessary for the baby to develop properly. Without enough it can lead to a tumor. That’s how important it is. But that’s once you are pregnant.
You may have heard prolactin as the hormone responsible for breast milk production. But it is actually produced in both men and women. Because prolactin also controls your immune system at night
But if your prolactin is high during the day, it blocks hormone receptors. So if you are having trouble conceiving then get a blood test to check your prolactin levels. The only thing that turns off prolactin is dopamine. If it turns out your prolactin is too high during the day, you could be prescribed dopamine intercepting medication to reduce high prolactin.
Now you know which hormones may be causing your infertility yet getting the rest of your body chemistry in balance is key to a healthy pregnancy. So I created the Hormone Reboot Training for you to discover how to balance all your hormones naturally. It’s free!