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The Possibility Of Pregnancy On The HCG Diet
Posted on June 12, 2016 10:04 AM by Dr. Mac
Categories: HCG Diet
The HCG diet is an effective way to rapidly lose weight when a low calorie diet is paired with injections of HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin.  Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy by the placenta which is critical to the success of a pregnancy.  This hormone may also be used to treat infertility in women so becoming pregnant while receiving injections on the HCG diet is a greater possibility.
 
What Else Should You Consider?
 
The decision to start the HCG diet should weigh all the benefits and risks that specifically apply to you.  Women who are wanting to lose weight and have no plans to become pregnant need to take precautionary measures. After all, this hormone increases fertility and staying focused on losing weight is the main goal on a diet.
 
Though, the amount of HCG administered while dieting is limited to small amounts.  Comparatively, dosage amounts for fertility treatment are twice the amount of what doctors use for weight loss on the HCG diet.  Other women may have intentions of becoming pregnant but are too overweight.
 
Often, a body mass index (BMI) over 30 tends to make it more difficult to conceive compared to a healthier BMI of 18.5 to 25.  On the HCG diet, rapid weight loss occurs and a woman’s weight shifts to a healthy range where fertility is no longer an issue.  What if a pregnancy test reads positive while you are on the HCG diet?
 
Attribute That To The HCG Hormone
 
A pregnancy test determines if a woman is pregnant by measuring the presence of HCG in urine or blood. Injections of human chorionic gonadotropin are detectable on a pregnancy test and will indicate a positive result even if you are not pregnant.  Talk with Dr. Mac or Kristi today about an HCG diet in Indianapolis with consideration to pregnancy.
 
David McLaughlin, MD