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Doctor insights on: Low Estrogen Levels During Pregnancy

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?

What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?

Not an issue: We don't measure a woman's Progesterone in pregnancy and i've never heard of it being a concern for a pregnancy. Your body will be making estrogen during your pregnancy, but there is no such thing as 'low' estrogen in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take estrogen in the form of estradiol valerate during pregnancy as my e2 is low as my dr recommended so but i'm afraid to take it ?

Is it ok to take estrogen in the form of estradiol valerate  during pregnancy as my e2 is low as my dr recommended so but i'm afraid to take it ?

Ask how it helps you: Information on Estradiol valerate says it's not for use during pregnancy, but maybe the reproductive endocrinologist or infertility specialist has a special reason for using it. Just call the doctor or visit the doctor, to get an explanation of the benefit of, or need for the medication, and hopefully that will help relieve worries. ...Read more

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Is estrogen higher or lower during pregnancy?

Is estrogen higher or lower during pregnancy?

High: Preganancy is a state of hyper estrogenism or high estrogen state, mainly due to increase estrogen production by the placenta (called estriol). The rise of estrogen leads to various physiological changes in the women's body including lowered tone of the esophageal sphincter, hence why heart burn sensation is common in the early stages of pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I increase my estrogen level for pregnancy?

How can I increase my estrogen level for pregnancy?

See a specialist: If you are wanting pregnancy at this point, you should see a fertility specialist. At 46, your egg quality is not great, and you may need ovulation induction or possible donor eggs. ...Read more

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What are the symptomps of low estrogen in early pregnancy?

Low estrogen: Pregnancy does not associate with low estrogen as the fetal survival depends on iron non pregnant sates low estrogen causes vaginal dryness loss of hair changes in mood etc if u are not feeling well in early pregnancy check with your OB of record for other reasons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the importance of estrogen during pregnancy?

Can you tell me the importance of estrogen during pregnancy?

Critical: Estrogen along with progesterone are hormones that are critically important in obtaining, and maintaining at pregnancy. Without estrogen and its attendant rise during pregnancy, one cannot have a successful. pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Soy is ok: Too much can be a problem like anything else. It is best to read labels and look for non gmo soy (90% is genetically engineered). Soy can have estrogenic affects. It is better to avoid if you know you have a boy. If youdo not know the sex, be sensible...Read labels and do not overdo. You do not need to avoid everything with soy. ...Read more

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Are you born w/ estrogen insensitivity? Would F w/reg periods since 13, normal pregnancy, norm estrogen levels in bloodwork done few yrs ago have it?

Are you born w/ estrogen insensitivity? Would F w/reg periods since 13, normal pregnancy, norm estrogen levels in bloodwork done few yrs ago have it?

No you should: have symptoms if you were estrogen insensitive. Thiings like irregular periods,problems w/pregnancy,abnormal estrogen levels,etc. You have none of these. I do not think you are estrogen insensitive. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more