How Does Susten vt Help in Pregnancy?
I have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years, but with no results. So this month we decided to go with IUI done on 19th & 20th of Dec 2011....now dr. has recommended to use Susten vt 200 for 15 days..is it useful to get pregnant?
Susten is a natural progesterone and does support healthy conception and pregnancy. I would recommend taking it as suppository rather than in tablets. Taking oral progesterone is not as easily absorbed by the body as it as to be broken down by the liver.
Progesterone plays a major role during the two weeks after ovulation because it supports embryo implantation. Most women who have luteal phase defect suffer from low progesterone and recurrent miscarriage. They need progesterone supplementation to ensure that will carry to term. In these cases, the doctor may recommend using natural progesterone through the entire first trimester.
During the first half of the menstrual cycle, progesterone is low and estrogen is high. Estrogen stimulates the lining of the uterus to grow and thicken. When the egg is released during ovulation, progesterone is secreted by the follicle that used to contain the mature egg.
This follicle now becomes the corpus luteum and produces progesterone for the next 14 days of the menstrual cycle. This part of the menstrual cycle is called the luteal phase and it should last for 14 days. During this time the lining receives the fertilized embryo.
If the luteal phase is shorter than 10 days, the embryo may not have enough time for implantation.
By supplementing with progesterone, it is possible to support pregnancy and prevent miscarriage by supporting the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.