Progesterone is an important hormone for the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. Because of this important role, progesterone deficiency has been studied since the 1950s as a possible cause of some miscarriages. Many of the early studies done on progesterone were small and poor quality, making it difficult for doctors to make evidence-based recommendations for its use. However, more recently there have been two large, high-quality placebo controlled trials (the PROMISE trial and PRISM trial) that have shown encouraging results.
Pregnancy, labour and delivery can take a lot of energy and nutrients out of you. Even in an uncomplicated delivery, your body undergoes significant changes as your uterus shrinks down to its pre-pregnancy size, the internal wound left by the placenta heals, your connective tissues adapt, your breasts begin producing milk (whether or not you choose to breastfeed), your skin regains elasticity, your hormones adjust, and so much more.
Group Beta Strep (GBS)
The most talked about infection of pregnancy. Can it be prevented?
GBS is a bug that a lot of people have all over including the vagina and rectum. It might stick around a while, it might not! IF GBS sticks around for your labour and delivery, then it can cause your newborn to get sick.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening
The cost for a NIPS appointment at Mint is $150. After your appointment, we send the sample to Invitae and, once they begin processing, they will bill you directly $250USD The blood draw is taken Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by one of our naturopathic physicians. The admin fee is often covered by your extended health plan if you have one. The results are forwarded directly to your primary healthcare provider GP, Midwife or Obstetrician – whoever the referring professional is. Many midwifery offices, obstetricians and GPs now refer to Mint for this service.
Women have many questions after a miscarriage. Unless the cause is discovered to be a genetic anomaly, infection, anatomical abnormality or advanced age, the answers are many times elusive. Our medical system does not fully investigate first trimester pregnancy loss unless it has happened two or sometimes three times. This can be devastating for people trying to conceive.