Pregnancy Problems Linked to Hormone

ABNORMALLY high amounts of a hormone in the first phase of the menstrual cycle have been linked to infertility and miscarriages in a British study of nearly 200 women.

The high amounts of the hormone, called LH, for luteinizing hormone, were detected in 193 women 21 to 43 years old using a standard blood test on the eighth day of the menstrual cycle, the study’s authors reported in the current issue of The Lancet, a British medical journal.

One of the authors, Dr. Howard S. Jacobs, said in an interview that his team was conducting additional studies to determine the cause of the increase in the amounts of the hormone. He said the team would also try to determine whether reducing the hormone amounts would help women who are infertile and who suffer repeated miscarriages to conceive and give birth.


Comment from Leslie

Hormone imbalances due to environmental toxins, birth control pills and living outside of natural cycles;  i.e. the menstrual cycle are catching up to the survival of the species.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.