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Why You Missed Your Period When You are Not Pregnant


When the red circle on the calendar comes and goes without your period showing up, your first thought is probably, "Am I pregnant?" If you know that is not, or is highly unlikely to be the case, your next question will b...

Even Light Drinking During Pregnancy Raises Concerns


If you are pregnant, you might want to think twice before you pick up that glass of wine. A new study out of the United Kingdom points to light drinking as a risk factor in preterm births and smaller sized babies. This is the late...

Are You Afraid of Pregnancy Test Disappointment?


If you've been trying to get pregnant, chances are it didn't happen the first month. Or the second. According to experts, expect an average of six months. One study broke it down this way; the average couple has sex 104 times befo...

Prenatal Testing: Choices and Decisions


When you are pregnant, it's hard not to worry about every little thing. However, the overall worry is summed up in one crucial question—is my baby OK? Prenatal testing can offer some comfort at times, however it can also stir up...

New Pregnancy Test Tells How Many Weeks You Are


Finally, American women will have the choice to choose an upgraded pregnancy test that has been available to European women since 2008. The Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator is the only test that can not only...

When Did You Conceive?


The pregnancy test was positive so the big question has been answered. However, the next question may be when did I conceive the baby. For some women this may be a simple calculation but for others it may be a more difficult myste...

Can You Trust Your Home Pregnancy Test Results?


After months of trying to conceive, your monthly cycle is absent. On top of that, your nauseous, your breasts are tender and you have been extremely fatigued. Nervously, you drive to the drugstore and tepidly stroll towards the pr...

Pregnancy Tests: Timing and Results


Nothing is quite as nerve-wracking as waiting to find out; am I pregnant or not? Tests are becoming more sensitive and therefore it is possible to find out the big answer earlier than ever. However, timing is indeed everything. Yo...

When To Take A Pregnancy Test


When you are wondering whether you are pregnant, you may have some difficulty focuses on simple tasks like reading directions or choosing between the thirty different pregnancy tests on the shelf at your local pharmacy. Plus you h...

Interpreting Home Pregnancy Tests


Decades ago, the only sure way for a woman to know she was pregnant was a trip to the doctor. Today's home pregnancy tests make life a little easier and help new moms find out a lot quicker if they can soon expect a tiny bundle of...

Testing for Infertility When Having Trouble Conceiving


An estimated 6.1 million American couples, or 10 percent of those of childbearing age, are infertile. Infertility is when a couple has not been successful in conceiving after a year of trying. However, if the woman is over the age...

Early Pregnancy Tests Reviewed


First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test uses Polymeric Amplification Technology or PAT. What distinguishes First Response Early Result from other pregnancy tests is that it can be u...

hCG Hormone in Pregnancy


hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone produced during pregnancy . It first appears a few days following the embryo's implantation into the uterine wall. Implantation typically occurs 6 to 10 days following conception....

Q&A: Could My Pregnancy Test Be Wrong?


Q: I took a home pregnancy test 28 days after the date of possible conception. The results came out negative. What are the chances the results could be incorrect? I ask because I haven't gotten my period yet. Thanks. A: Hom...

Fertility Tests


Sometimes, couples find it difficult to conceive a child. When this occurs, several tests may be administered. Here is a list of possible tests, which could help find the root of the the problem. Follicle Stimulating Hormone...

Ovulation Predictor Kits


Ovulation predictor kits (OPK's) are a wonderful way of discovering when you are about to ovulate. But, not all doctors and health professionals advocate them. There are many factors that affect the effectiveness of OPK's. To so...

Home Pregnancy Tests


When actively trying to conceive, the time comes to think about taking a home pregnancy test (HPT). When to test is the most often asked question. And that answer depends on what brand of test you choose. I have done some lengthy...

Pregnancy Test Basics


Where do you begin, when discussing the "basics" of home pregnancy tests? Yes, they appear simple. They are easily accessible. They have their own instructions - in English and Spanish. They provide you with "800" numbers, shoul...