Sunday, April 30, 2006

Pregnancy Test - one line or 2 lines?

A lot of pregnancy tests are available in the market these days which are simple and can be done at home before meeting a doctor. Doctors generally recommend a urine test to confirm pregnancy but that can be the second step in your confirmation process. If you have missed your period by a week or 10 days that usually happens like clockwork every month, then it is time to do a pregnancy test. For couples who have been 'trying' earnestly, nothing brings more happiness than seeing 2 faint lines which indicates it is positive and you are pregnant.

One line indicates the test is negative. Physicians generally recommend that the test be done the first thing in thee morning before eating anything. However, there might be variants to this, I'm not sure. The lines are very faint until 45 days. The number of weeks of your pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last period. For instance, if your last period fell on Jan 2nd, and today is Feb 20th, then you are 7 weeks pregnant.