Available over-the-counter at drugstores, home pregnancy tests are cheap, easy, quick tests that tell you whether or not you are pregnant by detecting the presence of the pregnancy hormone, hCG, in your urine. You should always check with your doctor if you get a positive result on a home pregnancy test. Your doctor can confirm whether or not you are pregnant with a blood test … [Read more...] about How Accurate Are Home Pregnancy Tests?
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Pregnancy causes numerous changes in your body. Some occur early, even during the first few weeks. In addition to breast tenderness, morning sickness and a missed period, you may notice some important changes in your body temperature. Although you may not feel any warmer, a special thermometer can help you monitor your temperature closely and may indicate the presence of a … [Read more...] about Normal Basal Body Temperature for Early Pregnancy
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she was relaying the struggles that she's had with her daughter and potty training. After a more detailed explanation of everything under the sun that she has tried, she said "You know I get that this is just her ‘thing’, every kid has something that is a challenge and this is hers." I've thought about that a lot … [Read more...] about Every Kid Has Their One “Thing”
Your 5th grader arrives home from school and tells you that John (and you get a nervous feeling in your belly because John is the boy who picks on her and is known as the class ‘Bully’) took a picture of her with his phone and said he is going to take her clothes off in the picture then post it on Facebook. You are horrified. This creep is tormenting your daughter (and you’re … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Children on Facebook
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