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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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How long can you read a pregnancy test?

How long can you read a pregnancy test?

Check the package: Insert. The manufacturers of the tests define the time to read the test. ...Read more

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Can you read a pregnancy test one hour later?

Can you read a pregnancy test one hour later?

No: It needs to be read at the time it says on the package, usually 3 minutes. If left sitting, it can cause a false positive. ...Read more

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Don?T understand how do I read a pregnancy test?

Don?T understand how do I read a pregnancy test?

Read instructions: Read the instructions on the test you buy and look for the color change line or indicator on the stick. ...Read more

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How do you read a pregnancy test? Whats the best one?

HPT: Follow the instruction. Is that simple. If not sure, ask a friend for help. + pregnant, - not pregnant. They are all good and reliable. ...Read more

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How do you read pregnancy test right?

See below: Follow the instructions very carefully. By far, the most common cause of the tes failing is making mistakes by the users. ...Read more

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How do I read an EPT pregnancy test that is not digital?

Follow the direction: Each type of pregnancy test on the market come with a package insert. This tells you exactly how to interpret the test results. Read the instructions and follow them exactly as directed. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test ever read positive and you not be pregnant?

Can a pregnancy test ever read positive and you not be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Not likely. Make sure you see a doctor. However, yes there cases where the HCG level (pregnancy hormone) is elevated when you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not get a positive reading on a pregnancy test until 8 or more weeks ?

Is it possible to not get a positive reading on a pregnancy test until 8 or more weeks ?

Preg test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...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