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On the prenancy test strip does pink means your pregnant ?

On the prenancy test strip does pink means your pregnant ?

Read instructions.: Because all test strips are designed differently, it is important to read and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 just took a answer test strip pregnancy test. It came out all pink with a dark pink and white line. Does that mean I'm pregnant?

I just took a answer test strip pregnancy test. It came out all pink with a dark pink and white line. Does that mean I'm pregnant?

Read instructions: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both, re do the pregnancy test and follow the instructions carefully. If it is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. 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

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I took a pregnancy test and a half line appeared. It is distinct and coloured pink but only extends halfway across the strip. What might this mean?

I took a pregnancy test and a half line appeared. It is distinct and coloured  pink but only extends halfway across the strip. What might this mean?

Need to re do test: Please repeat the test in a couple of days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully, including the time frame within which the test should be read. ...Read more

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What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

What does it mean to "strip membranes" in pregnancy?

Encourage Labor: Your doctor may strip the membranes if you are at or past your due date to encourage labor. If the cervix has started to dilate, the doctor can slip his or her finger between the cervix and the membranes with a sweeping circular motion going all around the cervix. This releases prostaglandins and may result in cramping or the onset of contractions. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?

Preparing for Labor: The membranes are loosely adherent to the lining of the uterus. During the exam, if the cervix is open enough to allow passage of the examiners finger, the finger can be swept between the membranes and the lower uterine wall breaking this loose adhesion. This releases compounds that can further soften and thin the cervix and cause an earlier onset of labor. ...Read more