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hPL: human placental lactogen

hPL or human placental lactogen, also known as hCS (human chorionic somatomammotropin), is a pregnancy hormone produced by your placenta. It is very similar to the human growth hormones normally present in your body and has a very important role in the nourishment of your baby. If hPL alters your insulin levels too much you could develop gestational diabetes Firstly, ... Leer Más »


Oxytocin is another important hormone and though it is what causes those painful contractions during labour, you wouldn’t be able to hold your gorgeous baby without it. Oxytocin has an important role in conception, labour and breastfeeding. Your baby can breastfeed thanks to your oxytocin hormones. In conception, oxytocin is the hormone that is responsible for your sexual arousal and ... Leer Más »


Progesterone is a very important pregnancy hormone that is always at work in the female body, but during pregnancy its role becomes even more important. Progesterone is also known as the pro-pregnancy hormone, because without it your placenta and uterus cannot support your pregnancy. It has an important role not only during your pregnancy, but also during your monthly menstrual ... Leer Más »