Author: Dr. MacKenzie Malek

Now What? 6 Things Do Do When You Learn You are Pregnant

1. Understand What Your Positive Pregnancy Test Means.
Today’s urine pregnancy test kits are sensitive enough to detect the pregnancy hormone with about 98% accuracy by the time you would have started your next period. By 7 days after the first day of your expected period the result of the test is near 100% reliable. So, a positive test tells you that a fertilized egg has implanted (hopefully in the uterus), and the placenta is starting to form. The placental cells begin to produce the hormone hCG which triggers the positive test. Because hCG in the blood or urine…

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