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Thyroxine

Thyroxine is an important hormone for both you and your baby during pregnancy. It is secreted by the thyroid gland and if you have too much or too little of it in your body you must take several necessary steps. Thyroxine helps you to increase your oxygen consumption so that you have enough for both you and your body. It ... Leer Más »

Placental growth factor (PGF)

The placental growth factor (PGF) is an important growth hormone for your baby’s development. As its name implies, this hormone is released from your placenta during pregnancy. It is very important that your placenta produces enough PGF, because if not the blood vessels in your placenta will narrow rather than widen, causing high blood pressure and preeclampsia. What does the ... Leer Más »

Vasopressin

Vasopressin is a hormone that is very similar in both structure and function to oxytocin. It is released from the pituitary gland and does not increase until your third trimester of pregnancy. Vasopressin is an important hormone in the regulation of your contractions during labour and birth. As your labour progresses, your contractions will become stronger and more frequent, you ... Leer Más »

Tips about healthcare abroad

Tips and advice If you are pregnant and thinking about going on holiday, you need to look into your destination and find out whether there are any essential steps you need to take before travelling. You need to look into healthcare abroad, ensure your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is up to date. Make sure you research  the destination to ... Leer Más »

Relaxin

Relaxin is a protein hormone, which you are going to love in the delivery room! Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net It is produced in your ovaries, breasts and placenta. The placenta accounts for the increase in your relaxin levels during pregnancy. Normally, relaxin levels peak in your body on day 14 of your menstrual cycle and drop again if your ... Leer Más »

FSH: follicle stimulating hormone

FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) is a fertility hormone produced by your pituitary gland. FSH plays a very important role in conception as it sets up the whole process each month during your menstrual cycle, together with LH. Your ovarian follicles mature in your ovariesFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net FSH’s main responsibility is the growth and maturation of your ovarian follicles, ... Leer Más »

LH: luteinising hormone

LH (luteinising hormone), also known as lutropin, is an important fertility hormone which affects your ability to ovulate. It is produced in the pituitary gland and is the hormone ovulation tests measure to determine when you will be ovulating. Ovulation tests measure your LH levelsFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net LH has an important role throughout your entire menstrual cycle. In ... Leer Más »

Prolactin

Prolactin (PRL), also known as the luteotropic hormone (LTH), is the milk hormone which plays an important role in preparing your body for breastfeeding. Prolactin is mainly produced in your pituitary gland and in response to increased estrogen levels, its levels increase between 10 and 20 times during pregnancy. Prolactin’s first and foremost function during pregnancy is to stimulate the ... Leer Más »

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 »

Testosterone

Testosterone, like estrogen and progesterone, is an important fertility hormone and your testosterone levels can greatly influence your ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. Testosterone is produced in your ovaries and adrenal glands and increases in your body at low levels during your pregnancy, however it is important that these levels are neither too high or too low. When ... Leer Más »