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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the best pregnancy test to take at home?

What is the best pregnancy test to take at home?

All good: There's no one best brand -- they all use the same test. The key is to follow the directions carefully. Have a friend help, just to be sure. ...Read more

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What home pregnancy tests are the best in your opinion? There are so many options! (from $1 - $15) in order from best to worst please?

What home pregnancy tests are the best in your opinion?  There are so many  options! (from $1 - $15)  in order from best to worst please?

No single best: Just as with drugs, cars, clothing, food, etc, there is no single best for everyone. If there were, there'd be no others for competition. But to figure out what's best for you, consider price, effectiveness, tolerability/administration & side effect profile (not applicable here). "best" pregnancy test might not be best for you if you can't afford it. All pregnancy tests have to pass fda standards. ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test?

What is the best home pregnancy test?

Missed period: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Which home pregnancy test brandis considered the best?

FDA approved: Any of the fda approved brands will provide accurate results. For optimum results, you should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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What's the best home pregnancy test brand?

Very similar: Buy the best value, all the newer ones are more accuarte than the older ones and if u have a ? After that, do a blood preg test at your gyn's offcie. ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test to use?

What is the best home pregnancy test to use?

They are similar: I would just bu the one y can afford. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test?

1st urine of the AM: The best time to do a urinary pregnancy test is with the first urine of the morning. This is when the concentration of the beta HCG is highest. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take the home pregnancy test??

When is the best time to take the home pregnancy test??

After you have: missed your period. A first morning void is optimal. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best at home test for pregnancy? And how soon could I take it ?

What is the best at home test for pregnancy? And how soon could I take it ?

Any preg test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate result?

When is the best time to take a home pregnancy test and get an accurate  result?

After missed period: You should do the test 4-5 days after a missed period. if the result is negative repeat the test in 5-4 days, unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait before taking a home pregnancy test? And which is the best brand?

How long do you have to wait before taking a home pregnancy test? And which is the best brand?

10 days: any of the OTC pregnancy tests will be reliable. The test will be positive by the time the period is due, but me be positive by 10 days after conception. ...Read more

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I have early pregnancy symptoms but a negative on a home pregnancy test. When is the best time to test?

I have early pregnancy symptoms but a negative on a home pregnancy test. When is the best time to test?

Repeat in 2 days : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How accurate is urine home pregnancy test? If yed wt is the best way to do it

How accurate is urine home pregnancy test? If yed wt is the best way to do it

Very accurate: The test is very accurate if performed correctly at the right time. See the product literature for these details. If you test after you have missed your period the test is very reliable. If there is some concern the test was performed incorrectly - repeat the test in a few days. ...Read more

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Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?

Where can I buy home pregnancy tests? What kind are the best? Are they available ob the shelf or do I ask a pharmacist at my local drug store?

No Pharmacist needed: You can buy home pregnancy test kits without a prescription in many pharmacies & markets off the shelf. There are many good brands : first response, & EPT seem to be the brand leaders. Check the expiration date on the package! don't use a test kit after its expiration, as the chemicals in the kit may not work correctly record the results of the test so you can discuss them w/your dr. ...Read more