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My Pregnancy Test
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
Improper testing: You must follow all the instructions for the test, including the time period within which the test should be read. If you are 4-5 days past the expected date of your period, you may redo the test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit faithfully. ...Read more
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
If my pregnancy test was negative then came back positive a couple hours later could I be pregnant?
Yes: Very early in pregnancy, the level of HCG (pregnancy hormone) in your urine is at the edge of the sensitivity of the test. At this point, due to manufacturing differences, one test might be negative and another positive. Most likely you are pregnant. Test again in a week to be sure or see your doc for a blood pregnancy test. Best wishes! ...Read more
Am not sure if my pregnancy test was negative? Any tips of how to be sure besides taking another one?
Wait for next period: If a woman has a history of regular menstrual periods, and she doesn't want to do another pregnancy test, or has no access to another pregnancy test, then she can wait 3-4 weeks for her next period. If she gets her NORMAL regular period, then she is not pregnant. This was the way woman all over the world looked for pregnancy before the days of urine pregnancy tests being sold in all the stores. ...Read more
My pregnancy test came back negative but I'm still having tons of symtoms, could I still be pregnant?
Depends: Did you have unprotected Sex? Did you miss a period? If the answer to either is no, testing for pregnancy would be premature. If the answer to both is yes, and you are more than 7 days past the date of the period, do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What does mean 1-2week pregnancy? I check my pregnancy test clear blue today the result is 1-2 week pregnant . How does showing embroyo?
Early: Would be very early on ultrasound if visible at all. ...Read more
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