When you think you might be pregnant, every minute you have to wait to find out can seem like hours. A little impatience can lead to several test errors. Home pregnancy tests first developed in the 1970s allowed you to test for the early pregnancy indicator--the human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)--in your urine. The tests are accurate when you follow all the instructions … [Read more...] about Factors Affecting the Accuracy of At-Home Pregnancy Tests
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Many expectant parents are excited to find out whether they are having a baby boy or a baby girl. While some enjoy the surprise of finding out their baby's sex at birth, others are anxious to find out their baby's gender as early as possible. There are many old wives' tales that are quick to offer a prediction of your baby's sex, but with today's scientific advancements there … [Read more...] about At What Week of Pregnancy Can You Tell if it’s a Girl or Boy?
Whether you are excited or worried about the possibility of being pregnant, knowing that you can take an early pregnancy test can end the wondering. If you suspect that you are pregnant with symptoms, such as a missed period, breast tenderness, a sore back, nausea or fatigue, you might want to pick up an early pregnancy test or make an appointment with your doctor to make … [Read more...] about How Effective Are Early Pregnancy Tests?
Home pregnancy tests can tell you, with a high degree of accuracy, if you're expecting when used appropriately at the right time after a skipped period. Although a rare occurrence, pregnancy tests may give you a false positive result if you're taking certain medications. The Mayo Clinic indicates that birth control pills aren't a medication that gives you misleading … [Read more...] about Can Birth Control Pills Affect Pregnancy Tests?
Ultrasounds aren't a necessary part of ordinary prenatal care but may be desired by the expectant parents or even deemed medically necessary in the event of potential pregnancy complications, notes the American Pregnancy Association. This type of scan, also known as a sonogram, can be used throughout pregnancy to detect potentially dangerous conditions such as tubal pregnancy … [Read more...] about What Are the Dangers of Ultrasounds & Pregnancy?