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A 19-year-old female asked:

I just got a positive pregnancy test what are the next steps i should take for a healthy pregnancy ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Prenatal Care: Make an apt with OBSTETRICIAN and start taking Prenatal Vitamions
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Healthy pregnancy: Avoid tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs ; unnecessary medications. Remain physically active and eat healthfully. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Take your prenatal vitamins and keep all prenatal appointments. Take care.

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Positive pregnancy test, whats the next step?

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See an obstetrician: Schedule an appointment with your physician/obstetrician. The first visit is important to establish your general health and your ability to carry the fetus to term. Certainly see the doctor within the first 3 months.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to show up positive on a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health.

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