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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 »

Enhanced sense of smell

Covering your nose at almost everything you smell? Is the smell of your partner’s deodorant suddenly the most vile thing you can think of? Well then it’s time to say hello to another frustrating and very normal pregnancy symptom, your enhanced sense of smell. Your enhanced sense of smell doesn’t help when it comes to morning sickness, because more often ... Leer Más »

SPD and labour

  You can still have an amazing birthing experience even if you have SPD SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) or PPGP (Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain) is severe pelvic pain which results from excess levels of relaxin softening your pelvic ligaments in preparation for labour and childbirth. Suffering from SPD can make childbirth a little more challenging, but the majority of mothers ... Leer Más »