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How should cholesterol levels be in the third trimester of pregnancy?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/20/2022

Normally, in the second trimester of pregnancy, cholesterol levels begin to increase above levels considered normal for a woman who is not pregnant. Therefore, in the third trimester of pregnancy, cholesterol values will be increased.

This rise in cholesterol levels is considered physiological during pregnancy. However, if cholesterol values increase excessively, pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, preterm delivery and gestational diabetes may be associated with it.

Read the full article on: How do cholesterol levels affect pregnancy? ( 48).
 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.