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Luteal Phase Deficiency | Missing Piece| Unexplained Infertility
Luteal Phase Deficiency
Countless hours, blogs and forums have been dedicated to infertility and the potential source as a luteal phase deficiency.  Luteal phase deficiency (LPD), or a lack of progesterone has been…
Progesterone and its Role in Pregnancy
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries and later, if pregnancy occurs, by the placenta. Progesterone is essential to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy. In the second half…
Endometrial Scratching
Pregnant or Not Pregnant?
Fertility treatments allow patients to be empowered and to regain hope.  Once the patient has engaged in treatment, the two-week wait prior to pregnancy confirmation can be unbearable. Pregnant or not…
Progesterone Support in IVF
Progesterone is critical for the establishment and continuation of a successful pregnancy. Exogenous progesterone has been given in IVF since IVF’s inception. The reason was thought to be due to…
Decoding the Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation, or the period, is the result of an endless dialogue between the command centers within the brain (the hypothalamus and pituitary gland); the ovary and the uterus. In particular…