Proov for a History of Pregnancy Loss
Did you know that low progesterone can lead to pregnancy loss? While the majority of miscarriages are due to genetic anomalies and thus unpreventable, up to 30% of miscarriages can be caused by low progesterone - and those miscarriages can be prevented with a simple progesterone supplement. Amy, Proov inventor and founder, had a progesterone deficiency which contributed to the seven miscarriages she has experienced. If you have a history of pregnancy loss, Proov may be able to help you.
Why measuring progesterone levels can prevent pregnancy loss
Sufficient progesterone levels are essential to supporting conception. Without progesterone, an embryo can't implant and does not have a healthy environment to thrive in, resulting in a loss. Women are not allowed to seek treatment from a doctor until they have had three heartbreaking losses, but Proov can help you detect low progesterone - the most treatable cause of pregnancy loss - without the help of a doctor.
By using Proov to track your progesterone levels before conception, you are making sure you are doing everything you can to support a future viable pregnancy. Detecting low progesterone before getting pregnant can help you treat the problem and hopefully prevent future losses. (To learn more about the role of low progesterone in early pregnancy loss, you can read this blog.)
Proov can actually give you more information than a doctor. Many doctors will order a progesterone blood test on day 21 of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Since progesterone needs to stay elevated during the implantation window (which is a 3-4 day window), checking levels at a single point in time does not confirm a woman has enough progesterone for long enough to support conception. But with Proov, women can track their progesterone levels over time, giving them the information they need during the critical implantation window.
Who can use Proov for pregnancy losses?
Many women trying to conceive can use Proov to determine progesterone levels, including:
- Women who have had one or more first trimester pregnancy loss.
- Women who have had spotting during early pregnancy.
- Women who have a family history of miscarriage.
- Any woman concerned about experiencing a loss.
- Women searching for possible reasons as to why they lost their pregnancy or ways to prevent future losses.
What should I do if I have low progesterone?
If you use Proov and find you have low progesterone during the implantation window, don’t stress - low progesterone is an easy fix. There are many ways to treat progesterone naturally - including diet, exercise, and supplements - and with prescriptions from your doctor.
**Note: Proov should not be used during pregnancy, but rather prior to a possible future pregnancy to determine if hormone imbalances puts you at an increased risk for a loss.