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Pregnancy testing tips

When taking a home pregnancy test we know your emotions are running wild, so we thought we would give you a few helpful tips to make sure you don’t let your emotions reduce the accuracy of your pregnancy test. Leer Más »

Pregnancy test accuracy

Finding out you’re pregnant is a life changing event, which means the last thing you want is a false negative or a false positive, because no one’s emotions can handle that kind of a roller coaster. The accuracy of a pregnancy test depends on 4 main things: How well you follow the instructions provided with the pregnancy test. When you ... Leer Más »

Quantitative vs qualitative pregnancy tests

Quantitative Pregnancy Test A quantitative blood pregnancy test is a pregnancy test that measures the amount of hCG, the pregnancy hormone, present in your blood. During the first trimester of your pregnancy your hCG levels should rise rapidly, doubling every 2-3 days. For this reason doctors often use quantitative blood pregnancy tests to monitor the first trimester of your pregnancy. ... Leer Más »

Blood pregnancy test

Blood pregnancy tests are pregnancy tests that can only be conducted at your doctor’s office and are used to not only to confirm your pregnancy, but to also monitor the first trimester of your pregnancy. A blood pregnancy test is even more accurate than a urine pregnancy test, which has an accuracy rate of 97%. They can also detect your ... Leer Más »

Urine pregnancy test

Urine pregnancy tests can be taken at home or carried out at your doctor’s office. They have an accuracy rate of approximately 97%, which means there is a very low chance that you will get a false positive or negative reading. However, if you take a home pregnancy test too soon your chances of getting a false negative reading are ... Leer Más »

Pregnancy tests

A pregnancy test is the best way to find out if you are pregnant or not. But how exactly does it work? Well, a pregnancy test measures the amount of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) present in your blood or urine, if there is more than 25 mIU of hCG for every mililitre of urine your home pregnancy test ... Leer Más »

Relaxin

Relaxin is a protein hormone, which you are going to love in the delivery room! Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net It is produced in your ovaries, breasts and placenta. The placenta accounts for the increase in your relaxin levels during pregnancy. Normally, relaxin levels peak in your body on day 14 of your menstrual cycle and drop again if your ... Leer Más »

hCG: human chorionic gonadotropin

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is the king of all pregnancy hormones, so much so that some people call it “the announcer of pregnancy”. From the moment you conceive your body starts to produce hCG, therefore it is the hormone that all pregnancy tests measure in order to determine if you are pregnant or not. hCG is made up of 244 ... Leer Más »