human placental lactogen

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Insulin

Insulin is not really a pregnancy hormone so to speak, but it is an important hormone in your body which is affected by pregnancy. Insulin is produced by your pancreas and causes liver, muscle and fat tissue cells to take up glucose from your blood, an important aspect of managing your metabolism. In fact, during […]

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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. Firstly, hPL inhibits the ability of your cells to […]

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