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How do pregnancy tests work?

How do pregnancy tests work?

Measure hormones: Pregnancy tests measure the level of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg), which begins to be produced when the fertilized egg implants into the uterine wall. This hormone can be measured in urine or in the blood. The blood test is the more accurate of the two methods. ...Read more

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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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Do early pregnancy tests work?

Do early pregnancy tests work?

Yes they do: Urine pregnancy tests are not quite as sensative as the blood test is but after a certain gestational age accurate as well. ...Read more

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Do homemade pregnancy tests work?

Do homemade pregnancy tests work?

No: One can buy a urine pregnancy test at the store. It will give a reliable result, if the test is done correctly, 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). If a woman's normal regular period happens, then she is not pregnant at that time, and doesn't need to do a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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Can the home pregnancy tests always work?

Can the home pregnancy tests always work?

No: Not quite as sensitive as blood pregnancy tests. If you've had unprotected sex and a missed period, see your dr. Also other causes of missed periods like hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Do home pregnancy tests work for all women?

Yes they should.: Most tests claim they are sensitive enough to be positive as early as first day of missed period, but waiting for a week would give you more reliable results. ...Read more

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How well do the first response pregnancy tests work ?

How well do the first response pregnancy tests work ?

Home Pregnancy Test: They are very accurate. They are the same type of tests that are used in the doctors office ...Read more

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2 cheap pregnancy tests do the lines fade after a while?

2 cheap pregnancy tests do the lines fade after a while?

Follow instructions: Irrespective of the cost of the test kit, you need to follow the instructions in the kit, including the time within which the result should be read. Reading too soon or too late will void the results. ...Read more

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Do homemade pregnancy tests really work? I took 5 of them and all turned out negative.

Do homemade pregnancy tests really work? I took 5 of them and all turned out negative.

Reliable: HOME pregnancy tests that are bought at the drug store on the shelf and measure the pregnancy hormone HCG are very reliable. Be sure to take the test in the morning and ideally 10 days or more after you've missed your period. HOMEMADE pregnancy tests are not reliable and have not been studied. ...Read more