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A 29-year-old female asked:

what happened to ovaries during pregnancy? whethr they ovulate?what is their function during pregnancy time?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleepy time 4 eggs.: Your ovaries are minimally hormonally active during pregnancy after the first trimester when the placenta takes over the production of estrogen and Progesterone from the corpus luteum. This ovarian rest period (no ovulations for 9 months) is what helps decrease risk of ovarian cancer with repeated pregnancies and the severity of pelvic endometriosis after even one term pregnancy. Good question!

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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