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It may seam a strange question but after 2 ISCI cycles i have no idea why we take he cyclogest ??? I know it supports something and i have heard that it is ok to up the dose if bleeding ( cant remember where i heard this though)

any one any ideas ??

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Hi

Cyclogest is a form of progesterone.  Following ovulation, in a natural cycle, the area of follicle where the egg ruptures becomes the corpus luteum and this releases progesterone.  It is progesterone that prepares the womb lining for possible implantation and supports early pregnancy until the placenta takes over.

With IVF, because we've not had natural ovulation so no corpus luteum, so we need to have progesterone support through the 2ww.  Once you're pregnant, progesterone should start to be released naturally as your ovaries kick in with all the hormones but majority of clinics will get you to stay on cyclogest (or whatever progesterone support you're on) for the first 12 weeks to ensure that there's enough progesterone.

Hope that helps
Natasha
 
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