Brian Levine, MD, MS, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology along with reproductive infertility and endocrinology.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormones that the placenta makes during pregnancy. In healthier pregnancies, it rises considerably through the first phases of being pregnant, doubling every 24 to 48 hours throughout the first eight days or more of gestation and peaking during days eight to 11. HCG levels then begin tapering down until around 16 days.
After 16 weeks, hCG levels stay fairly stable for the rest of this maternity. It will become so low that it’s undetectable during testing) if you miscarry, your level of hCG will gradually fall, eventually returning to a pre-pregnancy level of zero (or.Continue reading