Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Home Pregnancy Tests – FAQ, Information, Use and Results

What is a home pregnancy test? A home pregnancy test is a simple test to detect pregnancy using a urine sample and can be easily done within the home environment with little or no technical knowledge. The test may be done with any urine sample but the first voided morning urine sample is preferred since it is likely to >> Read More ...

Qualitative and Quantitative HCG Blood Tests and Levels

There are two types of blood tests to check for pregnancy – quantitative and qualitative beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) tests. What is Qualitative HCG Blood Test A qualitative beta-hCG test confirms the presence or absence of hCG in the blood. This test only confirms if a woman is pregnant or not. HCG >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Testing – Types of hCG Tests

What is a Pregnancy Test? A pregnancy test is used to confirm pregnancy and uses the urine or blood to detect the presence and levels of certain hormones which would be indicative of the pregnant state. There are a number of hormones, including progesterone and early pregnancy factor, which can be used to confirm pregnancy >> Read More ...

Calculate Pregnancy Due Date – Delivery Date Methods

As soon as pregnancy is confirmed, most women will want to ascertain the expected date of delivery. Calculating the pregnancy due date is usually based on the last menstrual period (LMP), but may be confirmed or corroborated by other means. The estimated date of delivery (EDD) or the estimated date of confinement (EDC) is >> Read More ...

Tubal Ligation Reversal Procedure, Surgery, Methods

Tubal ligation is meant to be a permanent procedure to achieve sterilization in a woman but certain circumstances may cause a person to regret their decision and ask for a reversal of the procedure. While in many cases it may be possible to perform a tubal ligation reversal procedure, it has to be kept in mind that this >> Read More ...
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