Progesterone Use During Pregnancy And The Effects On Child Intelligence

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Atman, Sep 15, 2020.

?

Do you plan to use or have you used progesterone during pregnancy?

  1. Yes, we have used progesterone during pregnancy.

    50.0%
  2. Yes, we plan to use progesterone during pregnancy.

    50.0%
  3. No, we neither have used nor plan to use progesterone during pregnancy.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Atman

    Atman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    260
    Since Ray often mentions the anecdotes of children whose mothers have taken progesterone during pregnancy having a significant higher IQ than average, I ask myself whether some of you have used or plan to use progesterone for that purpose too.
    I myself am now near that age where having children becomes a topic and so I ask myself why I shouldn't give my partner progesterone during pregnancy, since there seems to be no real danger in doing so.
    The community around Ray Peat exists now for around 10 years at least, so there should exist plenty of people who might have tried it.

    For those of you who have used it:
    Have you noticed that your children are significantly more intelligent than their peers (corrected for parent bias of course :) )?

    For those of you who decided to not use it:
    What were your reasons for the decision? Any concerns?

    Some references (Pro/Contra):
    Intelligence and prenatal progesterone a reappraisal; Katharina Dalton 1979
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1437068/pdf/jrsocmed00284-0011.pdf

    Prenatal progesterone I. Its effect on development and on intellectual and academic achievement;
    A Lynch, W Mychalkiw, S J Hutt 1978
    Prenatal progesterone. I. Its effect on development and on intellectual and academic achievement - PubMed
     
  2. Beastmode

    Beastmode Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    537
    Gender:
    Male
    My wife used progesterone quite a bit in different stages of her pregnancy. The last month or so she really loaded up to over a 100mg per day, which isn't that much for a pregnant woman.

    I don't have another child to compare this with, but our 3 year old (just turned 3) seems to be quite ahead of her peers in regards to language, making sense of things and asking questions/explaining them, etc. We take a pretty holistic approach to her in regards to creating an environment to see what emerges through/from her rather than trying to show everyone how "smart" she is. I'm not sure if has to do with how we raise her and/or the copious amounts of progest-e my wife took.

    She's stubborn as hell and seems to have a pretty strong sense of what she wants and doesn't. 3 going on 16...:seenoevil:
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    My daughter had progesterone shots during her pregnancy with my grandson who is 3 now. She didn’t have them with her twins even though she gave birth 10 weeks premature. That was almost 11 years ago and my grand twins are pretty intelligent, but their little brother is exceptionally bright. His mother is a preschool teacher, so there are many children his age to compare his intelligence to. Of course, I am biased.

    Anyway, I did recommend progesterone and a fertility blend supplement to help her get pregnant. She wasn’t having problems with that but a good friend of hers was. So she recommended the progesterone and fertility blend. I also recommended them to my sister in-law who had been trying to get pregnant. They both got pregnant right away and had very successful pregnancies and deliveries. Now I know that it was probably just the progesterone and not the herbal supplement. Also, I’m not sure if they continued with the progesterone throughout their pregnancies. My niece is very intelligent. Although, she has two older sisters, I can’t say if she is smarter than them when they were her age.
     
  4. baccheion

    baccheion Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2017
    Messages:
    1,682
    Gender:
    Male
    Does iodine protocol do the same thing?
     
  5. schultz

    schultz Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Messages:
    2,352
    Haha, is this even possible?
     
  6. Tristan Loscha

    Tristan Loscha Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Messages:
    2,034
    Gender:
    Male
    Why should it, what would be the mechanism? You mean the megadosages in milligrams? Optimal physiologic nutrition and perfected protein and fatty acid compositions will be intrumental for optimal health.
     
  7. OP
    Atman

    Atman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    260
    Thank you for your replies! @Tracy @Beastmode

    Let's see if some more will come around and share their experiences/opinions.
     
  8. baccheion

    baccheion Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2017
    Messages:
    1,682
    Gender:
    Male
    There's some association with progesterone and opposition of estrogen.
     
  9. Mad

    Mad Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Female
    I used progesterone my whole pregnancy. A couple drops of progest e every day, then the last week or two I was tapering off. I don't have too much to comment on the intelligence of my baby... Of course I think he's very smart, but he's also only 9 months old.
    I used it mostly because I thought it might help prevent miscarriage and support my thyroid, both of which were an issue for me before this pregnancy.
     
  10. Spondive

    Spondive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2014
    Messages:
    335
    My 3rd girl is 5... I convinced my wife to take a grain of desiccated thyroid and 100 mg of compounded bio identical progesterone throughout pregnancy... of my three girls she is exceptionally curious and asks intelligent questions and is very comedic. She also is the happiest of the three... I smile because she skips around always in a great mood
     
Loading...