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Do homemade pregnancy tests really work? I took 5 of them and all turned out negative.

Do homemade pregnancy tests really work? I took 5 of them and all turned out negative.

Reliable: HOME pregnancy tests that are bought at the drug store on the shelf and measure the pregnancy hormone HCG are very reliable. Be sure to take the test in the morning and ideally 10 days or more after you've missed your period. HOMEMADE pregnancy tests are not reliable and have not been studied. ...Read more

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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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My pregnancy test was initially negative yet two hours later it turned positive. What should I do?

My pregnancy test was initially negative yet two hours later it turned positive. What should I do?

Follow directions: for the test. You have to follow all the directions in the test kit, including the time period within which the test should be read. Please repeat the test in 2-3 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions faithfully. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test came out negative all three times i did it then after a couple hrs it turned positive what does that mean?

Pregnancy test came out negative all three times i did it then after a couple hrs it turned positive what does that mean?

Invalid testing: That means you are reading a test that has aged and is in no way a valid test. After the recommended testing time (usually about 20 minutes) the test is to be thrown away. ...Read more

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Should SCS be turned off during pregnancy? Or is it still safe to keep on?

 Should SCS be turned off during pregnancy? Or is it still safe to keep on?

Not recommended: The use of spinal cord stimulation is currently not recommended in pregnancy. There may be research coming out to the contrary, though, in the future. ...Read more

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I had a pregnancy that turned high risk. What preparations should I make if I want to try again?

I had a pregnancy that turned high risk. What preparations should I make if I want to try again?

See a MFM: Be sure to see a board certified maternal fetal medicine pre conceptually prior to becoming pregnant for a formal consultation. ...Read more

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I have taken a pregnancy test 11days after sex and they all turned out negative could i still be pregnant?

I have taken a pregnancy test 11days after sex and they all turned out negative could i still be pregnant?

Pregnancy: You didn't say when in your cycle you had sex so you could still be pregnant but it was too early to detect it. If your cycles are regular, you can wait until your expected menstrual period and repeat the test if your period is late. ...Read more

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My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery.please tell me why and how to improve it?

My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery.please tell me why and how to improve it?

Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time , but that can take months or even years. ...Read more