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Alternative Therapies in Pregnancy

Posted on: May 3, 2021 | Activity, Body, Community, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Pregnancy brings about big changes to the body. Hormonally, there are shifts in levels of estrogen, prolactin, hcg, relaxin, and progesterone. Physically, ailments may develop as weight gain occurs, muscles are stretched, and organs are pushed and squished. Enlisting alternative therapies to aid in relief when the body seems to have a mind of its own, are some ways to combat any nuances or treat existing aches.  WHAT ALTERNATIVE THERAPY . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormones: Prolactin

Posted on: April 26, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

In pregnancy the body goes through hormonal changes, even before one reads the word “pregnant” on a pregnancy test. The hormone levels of: hCG, progesterone, relaxin, estrogen, and prolactin elevate in gestation. Each of these hormones have its own particular job, however they work together to promote healthy progression of growth of the placenta, the baby, and the gestational carrier. Prolactin is our final fab five early pregnancy hormone and . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormone: Estrogen

Posted on: April 19, 2021 | Body, education, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Introducing the next early pregnancy hormone, estrogen. Estrogen is known as being a female sex and reproductive hormone. HCG, progesterone, relaxin, estrogen, and prolactin work together in pregnancy to produce, grow, and maintain a healthy pregnancy.   What is Estrogen? Estrogen is the hormone that helps develop the reproductive system and the female body during puberty. Changes include: breasts, pubic hair growth, and menstruation. Estrogen is important in aiding the body . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormones: Progesterone

Posted on: April 5, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The Fab Five of key pregnancy hormones: (hCG, progesterone, estrogen, relaxin, and prolactin) continue with the focus on progesterone. Collectively, these 5 hormones create the life cycle for a healthy pregnancy. Individually, each of these hormones have specific duties that contribute and impact one’s pregnancy. Progesterone is the next hormone in the Fab Five.  What is Progesterone? Progesterone is one of the female sexual hormones that is produced in the . . .

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Early Pregnancy Hormones: hCG

Posted on: March 29, 2021 | Body, education, Pregnancy, Prenatal

During conception and through gestation, there are a group of hormones that are key in a pregnancy. The next contributions will focus on these hormones. This group of “pregnancy hormones” assist in early pregnancy and are: human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), Progesterone, Relaxin, Estrogen, and Prolactin.  What is hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is the “pregnancy hormone” that is made up of cells generated by the placenta. As days of gestation progress, . . .

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