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FDA Standing in the Way of You Starting a Family?

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Many families are a natural hormone away from starting a family, if only the FDA would get out of the way. Action Alert!

Nearly one in six couples experience difficulty conceiving, a challenge that leads many hopeful parents to turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF)—when the egg and the sperm are manually combined in a lab and then transferred to the uterus. This process is very expensive: average costs in the US are around $12,000, not including the medications that are needed. It is not uncommon for couples to need more than one treatment to conceive.

Beyond the financial commitment, there are also significant risks, including: ovarian cancer, birth defects, stress, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, nausea and vomiting, premature delivery and low birth weight, and multiple births. The medications that accompany IVF also have the following complications: headaches, mood swings, abdominal pain, hot flashes, and abdominal bloating.

For those couples for whom IVF is the best option, is it worth it? Absolutely. But what if there were a better way?

One such effective, cheaper, and natural path among other options is progesterone. Progesterone during pregnancy helps support the developing embryo. If a woman has low progesterone levels, she may be conceiving but not even know it because her progesterone levels aren’t high enough to sustain the embryo past a few days. For many women, then, using a natural progesterone cream can help them conceive and carry and avoid the expense and side effects of IVF and fertility medications.

Part of the IVF procedure involves three months of progesterone to get women through the first trimester! Why don’t doctors advise taking progesterone before trying IVF? We’ve seen this pattern often in conventional medicine. An invasive, expensive, and risky procedure is favored over a far simpler, far less invasive, and far less expensive natural alternative.

Progesterone can also help after pregnancy. Progesterone levels soar during pregnancy, but plummet right before birth. This radical change can cause some women to experience symptoms of depression that include severe irritability, poor sleep, agitation, and restlessness. Taking progesterone at this stage might help women avoid some of these symptoms.

So what is the FDA doing? It is trying to limit patient access to compounded bioidentical hormones, such as progesterone- which has been nominated to the agency’s Difficult to Compound list. One has to wonder why the FDA continues to show such fidelity to senseless rules that just happen to favor Big Pharma’s monopoly instead of allowing women to explore the best ways to help them conceive.

Look, we understand that these are complex issues, but they are not so complicated that patient and integrative doctor cannot sort them out.

Action Alert! Send a message to the FDA telling them to maintain patient access to bioidentical hormones like progesterone. Please send your message immediately.

 

 

Other articles in this week’s Pulse of Natural Health:

Sweden Rejects Forced Vaccinations

Effort to Kill New Vaccine Studies Fails

Diet Soda: Warning Label Needed?

 

 

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  • patgo

    One of many such problems. I will definitely support you. This seems to be a general attitude. The FDA allows adulterations like sodium lauryl sulfate in generics (and even brand names), and if you are trying to treat a skin condition, the insurance company won’t pay for anything but the generic, which contains an ingredient that CAUSES the problem you are trying to heal.

    I’m wondering. Since doctors can use progesterone to reverse a pill abortion, why can’t they supply progesterone other times? Is it just because you have to do it through a compounding pharmacy? Is the cream not available any other way? Of course, if it’s a brand cream, it probably contains nasty ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate anyway, so compounding would be far superior, because they are much less likely to put in things like that. That is, of course, unless the base they start with has them, which is highly likely.

  • AlanV

    Omg. Seriously. Who wrote this??? You obvious have zero knowledge of the physiology of embriotic fertilization or implantation… but yes the FDA is easily corrupted..

  • Linda N

    Sometimes alternative medicine is more like allopathic medicine than it wants to admit. As a poster below notes, the physiology of embriotic fertilization is complex. Having said that, why is no one asking WHY these women are not making enough progesterone on their own, and then addressing THAT issue.