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hcg levels Lock Rss

hi my last period was on the 21st of may. i found out yesterday that i was pregnant and a blood test at the doctor confirmed it to be positive. the doc said my hcg levels were 850, is this normal my girlfriend is freaking out and saying it is so high.
what doe this mean?

24 year old mum to 2 beautiful girls

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you for your enquiry. Beta HCG levels rise substantially in early pregnancy in order to help sustain the pregnancy. Your levels sound fine. They will probably rise further. When the placenta is developed (at around 12 weeks) this takes over and the HCG levels reduce.

Best wishes,


<a href="">NSW Midwives Association</a>

Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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