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What Is The Best Pregnancy Test To Use
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
The obvious answer..: Hi hamster89203, the obvious answer is not having sexual intercourse. Another absolute way to prevent pregnancy is removal of the uterus. Beyond these choices all birth control methods are effective, but not 100%, if directions are followed. The choice for you is best decided in conversation with your doctor. Doc ripley. ...Read more
Missed period: 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
DEXA scan: A DEXA scan is an x-ray type test that measures bone density in the lumbar spine, hip, and wrist. Your bone density is then compared to a young normal population of females (or males) to determine your "T-score" (standard deviation). A score of -1 to 0 is normal, -2.4 to -1.0 is osteopenia, -2.5 or lower is osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband and i are trying to conceive. What is the earliest to test for pregnancy? And what test is best to buy that will give early results?
No preference: All of the home tests are comparable and potentially can turn positive even before you have missed a period. Hormone levels rise and become detectable about 8 days after conception, although only a blood test will detect them at the earliest stage. 10 to 12 days after conception is about the best you can do with home tests. ...Read more
After you have: missed your period. A first morning void is optimal. Take care. ...Read more
When is the best time to start an ovulation test kit and for how long should I test? What if none of the test are positive?
Depends: It really depends on the frequency of your periods. If they are about every 28 days, you can start testing on day 10 of your cycle. The kits usually come with detailed instructions. ...Read more
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