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Dr. James Chapman
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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 am 10 days past iui today. Beta is scheduled for Friday. I tested negative with a home pregnancy test today. I didn't use fmu. Is it accurate?

I am 10 days past iui today. Beta is scheduled for Friday. I tested negative with a home pregnancy test today. I didn't use fmu. Is it accurate?

Wait for Beta hcg: You're just going to drive yourself crazy testing early. I know fertility struggles are so hard, but please just wait for your Beta hcg test on Friday! ...Read more

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What is the best home pregnancy test to use?

What is the best home pregnancy test to use?

They are similar: I would just bu the one y can afford. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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After 9week it will be better to use home pregnancy test?

After 9week it will be better to use home pregnancy test?

It will be positive: By nine weeks after the last menstrual period (meaning 9 weeks pregnant), a home pregnancy test will be positive. They are usually positive by 4-5 weeks after the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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My doctors do not regularly test blood unless absolutely necessary. Is there a good home pregnancy test I can use that would give me reliable results?

My doctors do not regularly test blood unless absolutely necessary. Is there a good home pregnancy test I can use that would give me reliable results?

For sure: I admit I do not know what products are available in the UK, but in the US all drug stores carry good reliable home pregnancy tests. I'd be fairly certain this is true in the UK as well: I suggest go to a pharmacy and browse the shelves. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting positive home pregnancy test but negative urine and blood pregnant test. Last time I had sex was in February.. I use BC?

Why do I keep getting positive home pregnancy test but negative urine and blood pregnant test. Last time I had sex was in February.. I use BC?

Why are you testing?: The bigger question is why you would be wasting time and energy on pregnancy testing when you are on birth control and there has been no new exposure to semen? You are not pregnant. No reason to keep testing when there is no new chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had C-section 9/19. Normal period nov8 and dec18. Use condoms regularly. Took 6 at home pregnancy test all negative. Have not gotten period since dec

Had C-section 9/19. Normal period nov8 and dec18. Use condoms regularly. Took 6 at home pregnancy test all negative. Have not gotten period since dec

Anovulation: Please stop wasting money on pregnancy tests. You used condoms. There was no sperm. You are not pregnant. But, for some reason you have stopped ovulating. Given it is now two cycles you may want to ask your gynecologist if they want to do done testing or give you medicine to get your cycles started. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more