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Do Home Pregnancy Tests Not Work On Some Women
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
Is it possible that some women never get positive home pregnancy tests throughout pregnancy? Been reading stories online
Gullible?: Remember the advisory not to believe everything you read? Can you, as a female, believe that any female could have a baby growing inside of them for nine months and not in some way know that something was wrong? or different? or that they were pregnant? Please do not be gullible about stories like this. ...Read more
Urinary hcg: They test for urinary levels of HCG which become elevated in pregnancy. It can take as much as 2 wks to turn positive and over-the-counter tests aren't always as sensitive as tests at your doctor's office. Recheck a week or two later if you're late for your period & suspect you might be pregnant. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: After you deliver, your pregnancy test can remain positive for up to a month or so afterwards. It is sometimes hard to tell if positive pregancy test is just leftover from the delivered pregnancy or a new pregnancy. The best way to tell is to do serial a beta HCG levels(a blood test) and see if the numbers are going up or down. ...Read more
Okay im confused my nurse says pregnancy tests don't work for 30% of woman but the box says nintynine precent accurate.. How acurate are they really?
On the internet ive read that digital home pregnancy tests may not work during 8-12 weeks of pregnancy.. is this true??
No: Follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you have doubt, ultrasound examination would be warranted. ...Read more