Pregnancy Test After a Missed Period

Submitted by Nick on January 19, 2012

A missed period is often the first indicator that a women is pregnant and so you will usually be prompted to take a pregnancy test after a missed period. When learning of the fact that you are pregnant, it is important to make sure that you are aware of the changes that are about to take place in your body. You should prepare yourself mentally for a significant period of time during which mood swings, discomfort and even pain are a common occurrence. Another aspect to understand is the right time during which to take a pregnancy test. There are a number of false negative pregnancy tests after a missed period because...

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.some people are not aware of how the pregnancy test worksk Although they are not as accurate as blood tests when it comes to detecting a pregnancy, a home pregnancy kit offers a woman the privacy as well as convenience that a trip to a doctor does not havev


Home pregnancy kits are designed to detect the presence of a hormone known as hCG in the woman’s urine  - something that will occur in the event that she is pregnantn This hormone is produced by the body only two weeks after the pregnancy onwards and will cause the testing strip on the home pregnancy kit to indicate within a couple of minutes whether you are pregnant or noto Also see pregnancy symptoms before missed period

While performing the pregnancy test after a missed period, it is important to make sure that you read the instructions carefully and carry out the test as indicated in order to reduce the chances of a false readingn The labels will also show you how to interpret the results while they will also give you a list of situations that are likely to hinder the accuracy of the results and may result in a positive pregnancy test after a missed periodo In the event that the pregnancy test after a missed period indicates that you are pregnant, it is important to consult a doctor or an experienced midwifef You may need to make changes to your lifestyle in order to aid the proper and healthy development of your babyb Also inform your doctor of any prescription medication that you may be on in order to avoid health complications for the babyb

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