The Pregnancy Zone reports that women are now taking HCG injections to increase their chances of becoming pregnant.
HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone is naturally produced by the body. Its presence in the urine indicates the onset of pregnancy. This hormone is excreted through placenta in pregnant women.
HCG also helps maintain the corpus luteum-producing progesterone that is produced upon conception and increases incrementally to help a woman maintain her pregnancy in the early weeks.
But not many know that HCG is also effective in stimulating ovulation as well.
Some women are adding injections of these hormones in addition to other fertility drugs in hopes of finally becoming pregnant.
Recently, HCG has become a popular injection and oral pill taken by people world wide to lose weight, though late last year, the United States Food & Drug Administration announced it will start investigating the HCG market and the drug use for weight loss.