Just when a woman gets pregnant the body starts releasing HCG, or Human chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone. This change in the female body fluids is used as a pregnancy test as well. The HCG level chart is a table that displays how the levels of HCG change during progression on pregnancy.
Week 3: the levels of HCG at this point is between 0 to 5 mlU/ml
Week 4: there is a sharp rise in week four. From a level of 5, the reading raises up to 430 mlU/ml.
Week 5: normally, during this period the levels of HCG are between 180 and 7400 mlU.
Week 6: week 6 likewise shows a great range of HCG levels. At this point, your HCG levels could be as low as 1100 and as high as 56,500.
Week 7 to 8: here you could go from 7600 to 230,000.
Week 9 to 12: 25,000 and 2,90,000
Week 13 to 16: 14000 to 243000
Week 17 to 24: 4000 to 165000
Week 25 to birth: 3200 to 90000
Four to five weeks after the birth of the baby: the HCG levels after birth falls to less than 5 ml.
The HCG level charts are available in more elaborate displays. You can get charts that show daily increase or decrease in the HCG level in a pregnant woman’s body. The data shown above is collected from a number of females and clearly, there are a lot of individual differences. For this reason, the HCG level chart should be used only as a rough guide to give you a general idea how the levels of HCG change during the nine months of your gestation period.
In fact, taking out average levels, according to some, is absurd because the individual differences are so high that one value does not represent the population. Still, you can use the HCG level chart to notice the general pattern of the rise and fall of the hormone, because the pattern more or less remains the same and is experience similarly by most pregnant women. What is evident is that a woman during her pregnancy experiences an increase in the level of HCG hormones and at the end, the levels fall, reaching negligible readings after the birth of the baby. There is a peak of the HCG levels in her body around the tenth week of pregnancy.