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Do Cheap Pregnancy Tests Work
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home Pregnancy Test: They are very accurate. They are the same type of tests that are used in the doctors office ...Read more
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
Generally yes: All of the hpt's on the market have to go through the same testing and certification in order to be sold. There is no "best". Some are more convenient and better designed, others advertise more and have to sell at a high price. ...Read more
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
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