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What is the early pregnancy factor?

Future pregnancy tests may be able to detect a pregnancy as early as 24 hrs after conception. Current tests are able to detect a pregnancy around 10 to 20 days after conception. The HCG hormones (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is produced by a component of the fertilised egg and it shows up in blood or urine a few days after implantation.

The early pregnancy factor

The early pregnancy factor or EPF is a imuno-suppressant protein and has been detected in mammals right after conception. Its function is to prevent the immune system from attacking the new embryo. Research carried out on human embryos showed positive esults within 48 hrs after conception.

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Pregnancy symptoms 48 hrs after conception?

Some women just know right away when they are pregnant. Also, a large percentage of women start to feel pregnancy symptoms very early on, even as early as a few days after conception.

Health professionals will tell you that this is not impossible since implantation hasn’t occurred yet. However, in light of the research done on the early pregnancy factor, it could indeed be possible!

The imuno-suppressant functions of the EPF could cause pregnancy symptoms to occur especially if your body is more sensitive to this protein. Morning sickness, in particular, has been linked to immunity suppression.

early pregnancy factor

The EPF also shed some light on early communication between mother and embryo. It was formerly believed that an embryo only starts to interact with the mother’s organism after implantation. EPF shows that such communication happens during fertilization.

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