What Role Does Progesterone Play in Fertility?

A paper and flowers craft illustration of the uterus.

For women experiencing progesterone deficiency, a doctor may prescribe a progesterone replacement to help regulate the menstrual cycle and prepare the uterus for pregnancy.

Progesterone, also known as the female hormone that helps prepare the uterine lining for the implantation of the embryo and the maintenance of early pregnancy, is available in one of three options:

  1. Crinone – Progesterone replacement in the form of gel, which is used for women living with luteal phase defect.
  2. Endometrin – Progesterone replacement in the form of a small tablet that gets inserted into the vagina, using disposable applicators to ensure proper placement.
  3. Progesterone in Oil – Progesterone replacement that is injected and used to help thicken a women’s uterine lining for healthy embryo growth and development. Most doctors prefer injectable progesterone for IVF cycles.

Depending on your health history, level of progesterone deficiency, and IVF treatment plan, your doctor will determine which of these three progesterone options may have a higher success rate for pregnancy.

You can read more about the differences between progesterone gel and inserts, as well as watch videos on how progesterone is administered by clicking on the links above for more resources. You can also contact our pharmacy for instructions and information about your fertility treatment plan.

Progesterone Delivery Methods

Once you receive your progesterone prescription, the next step is choosing a trusted pharmacy that specializes in fertility medication and education and is here when you need it most.

At Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, we have a pharmacist on call 24/7, 365 days a year to help answer your questions and fulfill your fertility medication needs. Once we receive your Rx, whether by fax, phone, or if you decide to bring it in yourself, our team will get to work quickly to answer your questions, get a price quote on all your medications, and schedule your prescription to either be picked up by you or delivered overnight via FedEx to your home or office, according to your preference.

When you fill your prescription with us, we’ll do everything in our power to help you get access to the medications you need without worry about the costs associated with starting a new treatment. We’ll help you find any special discounts you may qualify for, as well as offer you financing options that best fit your budget and lifestyle.

To get started, contact us today or have your doctor fax your prescription over to our pharmacy at 877-252-0450, and visit our website at MyMandellsPharmacy.com.

We can’t wait to support you and your family throughout this new journey!