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Dr. James Lin
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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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I think im pregnant, how do I know when to take a pregnancy test if i had sex multiple times in the past 2 months ?

I think im pregnant,  how do I know when to take a pregnancy test if i had sex multiple times in the past 2 months ?

Pregnant?: Go to your friendly pharmacist and get a urine test strip which measures beta hcg. Test yourself and if negative, wait 7-10 days and test again. Your local planned parenthood organization will have all sorts of information to inform you about signs and symptoms of pregnancy and help you with any aspect of sexuality. Good luck. ...Read more

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I gave birth Dec 3rd 2014 and now ive been nauseated and have been feeling bloated also i dont know when to take a pregnancy test?

Now: If you have been having unprotected sex and have not had a period, you may take the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If the test is negative you may wish to repeat it in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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If my period is irregular and don't have a set day for each month how do I know when to take a pregnancy test?

If my period is irregular and don't have a set day for each month how do I know when to take a pregnancy test?

See below.: Measure at one week or more after unprotected sex. You should be ovulating and the most fertile about 14 days before your next "expected" period. ...Read more

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Whats earliest to take a pregnancy test?

Whats earliest to take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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When do I know to take a pregnancy test ?

When do I know to take a pregnancy test ?

Pregnancy test: if you have missed you period and have had sex, then take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is 3 weeks to early to take a pregnancy test?

Is 3 weeks to early to take a pregnancy test?

It depends: If you mean 3 weeks from your last period, then yes it is too early. If you mean 3 weeks from when you think you conceived then a test could be positive but a negative test would not definitely rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more