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Estrogen

We know this is probably not a new hormone for most mums-to-be, because it’s always busy at work in the female body. However, during pregnancy this hormone ups its game and does even more than normal. Estrogen is actually a group of 3 hormones: estrone, estradiol and estriol (which the placenta produces). All three are important for the development and ... Leer Más »

hCG: human chorionic gonadotropin

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is the king of all pregnancy hormones, so much so that some people call it “the announcer of pregnancy”. From the moment you conceive your body starts to produce hCG, therefore it is the hormone that all pregnancy tests measure in order to determine if you are pregnant or not. hCG is made up of 244 ... Leer Más »

Pregnancy Hormones

What do all these hormones do? So many aspects of your pregnancy can be a bit complicated, especially when things get very scientific. Your pregnancy hormones are no exception. Not only do they have long, sometimes hard to pronounce names, but they also impact your body so much during your 40 week pregnancy that it seems impossible to keep them ... Leer Más »

Linea nigra

Does your bump have a linea nigra like this? The linea nigra is that dark, vertical line that extends from your belly button to your pubic area (though some do extend to your rib cage). It usually appears in the twenty-third week of pregnancy, is about 1 cm thick and sometimes first appears as a faint white line. The linea ... Leer Más »