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HcG Levels on Paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I checked and I don't think this has been asked before. I'll preface this question with the fact that my husband and I just started trying to conceive. (Yay!)

Anyways, as we all know, SAD dieters' hormonal balances are often way out of whack. Is it possible that, as someone who's been practicing Paleo relatively faithfully, I would not initially generate the amount of HcG necessary to trigger an early pregnancy test (meant for the "normal" population)? It's just something I've been wondering.

Thanks!

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on September 24, 2011
at 04:50 AM

As a childbirth educator (Bradley method, which I highly recommend except for his opinions on episiotomies and which I think you'll find very compatible with Paleo principles), I agree.

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on September 24, 2011
at 02:44 AM

Yeah, I don't know what causes the variation, but mine was always late to show. As long as it's rising at the right rate, I don't think it matters, health-wise. My mother was the same way, so it may be genetic.

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at 11:06 PM

I got a relatively early positive test (around 9 dpo) eating 80% paleo. It's really hard to be patient with the EPTs, but if you're really pregnant, you will eventually test positive!

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on September 23, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Recently I was reading a thread (on another forum) and I was pretty surprised by the number of women who said they didn't test positive until they were pretty far along. I also saw a number of people in the thread who had complications of one sort or another (preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, etc). So while I don't know if the two issues were related, I did find it interesting. The forum isn't a diet/health/whatever forum, so these women were a random sample of the population.

If diet does anything in this case, I would hazard a guess that at the very least it would help regulate hormones enough that you would test positive, but not necessarily an early positive, just an on time one.

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on September 24, 2011
at 02:44 AM

Yeah, I don't know what causes the variation, but mine was always late to show. As long as it's rising at the right rate, I don't think it matters, health-wise. My mother was the same way, so it may be genetic.

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on September 23, 2011
at 09:54 PM

I don't see how diet would affect hcg levels.

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on September 24, 2011
at 04:50 AM

As a childbirth educator (Bradley method, which I highly recommend except for his opinions on episiotomies and which I think you'll find very compatible with Paleo principles), I agree.

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