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Gagazine.com answer on 09 May '11 at 21:34
Many home pregnancy kits claim that it can detect results as early as the first day of a missed period. However, in order to attain a very reliable result, it is good to test only a week after a missed period. Home pregnancy kits work by detecting the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is produced only after the egg has attached to the uterine lining. The amount of hCG in the body rapidly increases during the first two weeks of pregnancy. These tests are able to detect as little as 50 to 150 mIU/ml of HCG in the urine. It is best to test in the morning because your urine may contain a high concentration of hCG at this time. If you wish to test early, a more sensitive test can be done at your doctor’s office because hCG in the blood appear as early as 24-48 hours after implantation.
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Louisegirl answer on 09 May '11 at 22:02
yeah it is possible that home kits can show negative and you can still be pregnant. sorry to say some kits are faulty. your best paying out for a good home test rather than a cheap one. i used clear blue where it tells you if you are and how far you are, one of the best in the market.
if you go to the health department they will test your urine as you do at home and they will determine for sure whether you are or not.
Luv my hubby! answer on 10 May '11 at 01:22
An irregular period is actually an irregular ovulation. A woman goes through phases in her cycle, and the time from the ovulation to the next period is nearly always the same each month for every individual woman. I found this out when I was charting my cycles when trying to conceive. I have VERY irregular periods (anywhere from 30 to 60 days), but once I ovulated it was ALWAYS 13 days until my next period. That's how I determined when to do a test.
If you aren't charting, the way to do a test accurately while not knowing when to expect your period is to test 2-3 weeks after you have love. Are you trying to conceive? Irregular periods might make timing a little more tricky, but itself does not make you infertile. You could also try using an ovulation predictor kit if you are not comfortable with charting, or a combination of both. If you want more info about either, just google them and you should find info about both. Good luck!
Mommylawyer answer on 10 May '11 at 09:38
You wouldn't start showing this early, if you are pregnant. Usually the early symptoms are that you have missed your period, your breasts might be tender (but that could be caused by a number of things other than pregnancy), your nipples will start to change shape (become bigger), you will feel extremely tired, and you will have to urinate frequently.
Did you and your husband not discuss having children before you were married? You may be surprised at his reaction! Be happy that the two of you may have created a MIRACLE - a sweet baby boy or girl.
By the way, you should probably buy a pregnancy test - you can buy a two-test-kit for about $14 at Wal-Mart. The morning after first day that you miss your period (the day your period should have started), take one pregnancy test. There's nothing to it; just urinate on the test stick where the instructions tell you. Wait about 3 minutes and you'll know. I say to do it with your first urination of the morning because that is when the pregnancy hormone is strongest early on. If the test is negative, wait about a week and try it again. Sometimes the test isn't accurate until 3 to 4 weeks after conception.
Good luck and be excited if you are expecting. You're married - that's the main purpose of marriage, to make children!
Sevenofus answer on 10 May '11 at 13:54
An average pregnancy is considered to be 40 weeks counted from the first day of the last menstrual period. It is more common to count from the first day of the last menstrual period because date of conception is not easily determined. Even using an ovulation predictor kit or monitoring basal body temperature and cervical mucous, you can't know for sure when ovulation occurred. At best you will come up with a likely time frame to ovulate. In addition to the unknown factor of when the egg is released from the ovary, you also have the variable of how long sperm live inside a woman. Sperm do have potential to live inside a woman for several days, possibly as long as 6-7 days if conditions are optimal. After the egg has released from the ovary it remains viable for 12-24 hours, possibly as long as 48 hours. You can not, with all certainity, say that conception takes place the day you have love because of these factors. If you somehow know when conception took place, such as in the cases of fertility treatment procedures that fertilize the egg in a laboratory setting, than the average gestational period is considered to be 266 days or 38 weeks. When the fertilized egg implants in the uterus has no bearing on the length of the pregnancy. Even using 38 or 40 weeks is only an average. A good example to explain this is with the case of my cousin and his wife. They tried for 10 years to have a baby. When they had saved enough money they went through fertility treatments and discovered my cousin's sperm were damaged. They harvested her eggs and used donor sperm. They knew the exact moment of conception simply because it happened right there in the lab in front of the technicians. It took several tries, but finally one of the fertilized eggs implanted. They gave them a due date 266 days after the egg had been fertilized in the lab. In theory you would think that baby would have been born exactly on the due date. She wasn't. Their beautiful baby girl was born 9 days before it. Everything is based on averages. There is no exact science when it comes to predicting exactly when a baby might arrive. In regards to implantation, it varies considerably, but on average, the length of time it takes for the fertilized egg to implant in the uterus is 7-10 days. This, again, is nearly impossible to determine when it actually occurs.