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#1 of 3 Old 09-23-2010, 02:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am actually finding conflicting info on this.....Do your estrogen levels increase or decrease during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
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My best friend recently was tested and had practically NO estrogen in her system!! She went from pregnant to nursing to pregnant to nursing (total of 4 years). At least the nursing part is very estrogen depleting, not sure about pregnancy.

BTW: she also had a progesterone only birth control (Nuva Ring maybe?) during the last 18 months (nursing) of that 4 years. Her estrogen depletion is also accompanied by (related or not, she's not sure yet) a bunch of other issues.
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My estrogens levels while breastfeeding are very low, and I feel like there are ways in which I am getting a peek at what menopause will be like in terms of body changes.

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