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How does the corpus lutuem ensure the pregnancy will continue?
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Progesterone
A corpus luteum cyst is where the egg emerged from the ovary.
This cyst turns into a little "hormone factory", producing lots of the hormone Progesterone in the early part of a pregnancy. By about 10 weeks of pregnancy the placenta has become established and takes over making the Progesterone that an early pregnancy needs.

In brief: Progesterone
A corpus luteum cyst is where the egg emerged from the ovary.
This cyst turns into a little "hormone factory", producing lots of the hormone Progesterone in the early part of a pregnancy. By about 10 weeks of pregnancy the placenta has become established and takes over making the Progesterone that an early pregnancy needs.
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