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What Should Be The Levels Of Progesterone During Pregnancy?

What are normal progesterone levels during pregnancy? When you are pregnant, the level of progesterone in your body will be ten times that of a woman who is not pregnant. Here are a few quick facts you should keep in mind before you start calculating or checking your progesterone levels:

Your progesterone levels usually change from one day to the other and as fast as one hour to the next.

Sometimes, the same progesterone test done at one laboratory may give different results than the one you did around the same time at another laboratory.

Once you have your food, your progesterone levels can drop down as low as 50 percent to what it was before you had your meal. Hence, you should always have your blood tests done in the morning before eating anything.

When you are pregnant, your progesterone levels should at least be within a range of 10 to 12 ng per ml. It will ensure your pregnancy progresses well. An ideal level of the hormone progesterone, while you are pregnant, should be between 16 to 18 ng per ml.

If you have an ectopic pregnancy, you will have a much lower level of progesterone as compared to a woman who has an intrauterine pregnancy.

As yet, there is no specific level of the hormone progesterone that is normal while you are ovulating or are pregnant. The level of progesterone you should have while you are pregnant depends on the gestational age of your pregnancy. Gestational age occurs from the first day you had your last monthly period.

Original article: https://www.momjunction.com/articles/serious-side-effects-increased-progesterone-levels-pregnancy_0085140/