So, the results! My number was 10.3 ng/mL. To get an idea of what that means, here are the normal ranges for progesterone.
For females 18 or older:
Follicular Phase (Before ovulation) < 1.0
Luteal Phase (After ovulation) 2.6 - 21.5
Postmenopausal < 0.5
So, I'm within the range, but it's still considered low! Most doctors say that anything above a 10 shows that you ovulated, so that's really good that mine is above that. However, it's still low, so my body might not be getting enough progesterone to make a good, thick, healthy lining. If there isn't a good lining, the egg can't implant well, therefore causing miscarriages.
Do you know what that means?
I think (I hope!) I have my answer.
I haven't confirmed with my doctor for sure what we will be doing, but I'm almost certain that I will be taking Prometrium during the luteal phase to increase my progesterone. So, when (yes, I'm going to say "when!") I get pregnant, my levels won't be low anymore, and I shouldn't lose the baby.
When I opened my test result today and saw the number, I just sat in the car and cried of relief. I hope this is it! And I hope that my doctor agrees that it's too low and allows me to take the medication. It doesn't hurt to take it, so if I want it, I should be able to have it just in case.