- Medical emergencies
- Casebook -pre-eclampsia mother
- Cervical incompetence
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Inter-uterine growth restriction
- Molar pregnancy
- Placenta praevia
- Placental abruption
- Pre-eclampsia & eclampsia
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Rhesus incompatibility
- Vaginal bleeding
- All about ectopic pregnancy
- Pregnancy: when to call the doctor
How pregnancy hormones work
Hormone activity is pretty intense during pregnancy. In fact, hormones are what guarantee a successful pregnancy. However the upheaval they entail is also the cause of many physical and emotional changes for a future mother...
Hormones are “chemical messengers” that transfer information to different organs in the body to ensure that everything works correctly. They play a vital role during pregnancy and birth of course.
Let’s take a more detailed look at each of the 4 main hormones (hCG, hPL, oestrogen and progesterone). At how they provoke reactions in the body during pregnancy, how they work, what problems they can cause and how to accommodate for them:
Pregnancy converts your body into a hormone beehive with special hormones on the move and a swathe of regular hormones doing overtime. These hormones help your baby grow and prepare you for childbirth, breast-feeding and beyond. Learn more...
Hormones change every detail of the body during pregnancy. If you pay attention to all these details, you will be able to better understand what is happening in your body during this time.
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