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Afi Test During Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?
Two questions: Tricky answer in a few words. Women do not ovulate or cycle when pregnant; this is myth. Some bleed from other causes they confuse for a period. An ovulation test could in theory be + but not from ovulation, only if the lh test cross-reacts with hcg. Since a pregancy test is positive before the next ovulation, there'd be no reason to test ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does implantation take during pregnancy. I heard a week or so. So of my preg test said 2/3 weeks really i would of gotten preg 4/5 weeks ago?
Not exactly: Pregnancy has traditionally been dated from the first day of your last period because this is a date most women know. Getting pregnant happens 2 weeks after this when you ovulate; Implantation about 6 days after getting pregnant. So a 6 week pregnancy is only 4 weeks from getting pregnant. The Clearblue estimates the weeks from becoming pregnant. Add 2 weeks to get to traditional dates! ...Read more
HCGlevels increase exponentially during early pregnancy,doesn't that mean the pregnancy test line should get darker and darker if the prenancy is norm?
No: There is a limit to the intensity of color in the test system. The line will not get darker with increasing HCG amount. ...Read more
GBS: The strep test is performed between 34 and 37 weeks and is looking for Group B beta streptococcus colonization. This bacteria is the #1 cause of blood infection in newborns (sepsis). E. coli being #2. Women who are positive should get antibiotics during labor. It is not usually an issue for the pregnant women herself, which is why we just treat once in labor. ...Read more
No: Non-stress tests evaluate the baby's heartbeat. They are ordered if there is a medical complication with the pregnancy such as diabetes or pre-eclampsia or if your pregnancy goes past your due date. They are also done if you aren't feeling the baby move for more than an hour or two. If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy you will likely not need a non-stress test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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