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How much estrogen does a pregnant woman produce?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Beginning at week 14, the placenta is fully operational, pumping out continuous, high levels of estrogen and progesterone, among other hormones. Just to put it all in perspective, a pregnant woman produces more estrogen in one day than a non-pregnant woman generates in three years. And that's not even mentioning progesterone, which is also revving high. Both hormones play huge roles in preparing for and supporting pregnancy.
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