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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


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How long after fertility period can i take a pregnancy test i heard ten day just wanted to be sure?

How long after fertility period can i take a pregnancy  test i heard ten day just wanted to be  sure?

Home test: Not sure what "fertility period" means, but a home pregnancy test is reliable 1) 1-2 days before the expected period, or 2) 11-12 days after a certain ovulation. Hope this helps, good wishes! ...Read more

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How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

Immediately: If you have regular monthly cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due. A pregnancy test is positive as early as ten days after conception - and conception occurs within 24 hours of ovulation. Since you ovulate about 14 days before your period, a pregnancy test could be positive about 4 days before your period is due. ...Read more

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How quickly following my missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

How quickly following my missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon after having intercourse can I take a pregnancy test? I really don't want to wait for when my period would be due, it is still 8 days away. I had unprotected sex 15 days ago, if i were pregnant would it show a positive result on a pregnancy test

Pregnancy tests. : Urine pregnancy tests have become increasingly sensitive. 15 days after intercourse, it is likely the test would be positive if you were pregnant. It would be worth repeating if you had anything but a normal menstrual period. Menstrual periods are not absolute methods to determine pregnancy. Women can have periods the first month they are pregnant though generally shorter, lighter. ...Read more

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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


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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