Bioidentical Hormones, PMS, Postpartum Mood Disorders

Progesterone: The “Calming Hormone”

Hormonal Causes Recurrent Miscarriage

Bio-Identical Progesterone Syringe

Ahhhhh….the calming effects of Natural Progesterone….

Progesterone has a natural calming influence on the body.  It balances the effects of estrogen.   For a women who is estrogen dominant, balancing all that unopposed estrogen roaming freely through your body is important.

So for women who have PMS related mood swings or postpartum anxiety like I did, the calming effects of progesterone can’t be overstated. The compounding pharmacist I used during the height of my postpartum anxiety gave me the suggestion to apply a small amount of natural progesterone cream on the inside of my wrist.  Take a look at the inside of your wrist and see that beautiful bulging vein so nice and close to the surface – it’s just waiting to absorb the progesterone cream into your bloodstream.

I believe there are millions of women being unnecessarily prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication when really balancing their hormones would go a longer way in addressing their needs.  My belief is based on my own personal history and conversations I have had with my doctors and practitioners.

Originally published on March 29th, 2012