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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 placental growth factor do to your body?

You don’t notice the effect of PGF, rather you notice when your body has not produced enough of it. If your PGF levels are low you will develop high blood pressure and preeclampsia and their accompanying symptoms.

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