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hCG Levels and Pregnancy Testing

     

    hCG levels during pregnancyHCG is the abbreviation for "Human Chorionic Gonadotropin", the "pregnancy hormone" which is being produced by the placenta soon after implantation happens, about one week after fertilization and ovulation. hCG then continues to rise until about 10-12 weeks at which point it will stabilize or drop. A positive pregnancy test means that there is a sufficient amount of hCG in your body.The presence of normal hCG levels usually indicates that you are pregnant.