Molecular Advent Day 22: Progesterone

“Rockets of relevance”

What would Christmas be without a brand new baby – question of the day today – what role does Progesterone play in the Virgin Birth? Leila Walker, Head of Product Design for Nano Simbox, hasn’t answered that question, but she has a bit of information about Progesterone’s role in growing a normal baby….

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Without women producing the hormone progesterone none of us would be here today! Progesterone prepares a woman’s womb for the potential hosting of a baby. It inhibits the womb’s contractions – stopping it from rejecting the fertilised egg and allowing it to grow into a full term baby.

Without progesterone there would be no babies!

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