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What is HCG?


HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin is referred to as the pregnancy hormone. HCG is produced by the developing embryo when it implants into the uterine lining. HCG is the hormone that is detected by pregnancy tests. HCG helps to maintain the corpus luteum in the event of pregnancy which maintains the high levels of progesterones.



6/1/2007 6:55:42 AM
Jeannie said:

does this hormone stay at a high level when you get pregnant, and does it stay high through the pregnancy?


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