Rachel - posted on 11/11/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )
I have a wonderful 16 month old boy. We're planning on nursing til 2. Yesterday, I was looking up some info for my mom who wants to breed her aggressive dog, thinking it'll calm her, and I was looking to discourage her. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/maternal-ag...
Basically it says when a dog has puppies it loses its calming progesterone and replaces it with irritating oestrogen, loving oxytocin, and prolactin, that keeps progesterone down. So
she can live up to her doggie title of being a
nasty bitch, defending her pups from predators. Funny thing though, I'm a mammal. And I looked up progesterone deficiency in humans http://hormonehealthmd.com/2008/09/03/pr... and it sounds like me. Anxiety, irritability, depression, mood swings, carb cravings, weight gain, constipation,..Coincidence? So, for the sake of my family, should I try some progesterone cream? Or should I stay in the ready to fight off wolves, even if it means biting my hubbys head off? Anyone else experienced this?