Posted by: Barbara | 2003/03/13

Pregnancy Testing

What is the best time to take a pregnancy test ?some people say wait until you miss your period others say three weeks after ovulation. If this is the case why do some test come back negitive and when repeated a week later they positive.

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Three weeks after you ovulate would generally be a week after your expected period. The best time to check a pregnancy test is about a week after missing a period. Tests which are initially negative and then become positive mean that the test was done too early, before the pregnancy hormones could be detected.

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Posted by: Mom2B | 2003/03/13

It is always wise to do a pregnancy test 3 or 4 days after your late period. A negetive test can be wrong , but a possitive test can never be wrong.

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