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Understanding Pregnancy Tests: Urine & Blood

Understanding Pregnancy Tests: Urine & Blood

There are two types of pregnancy tests; one uses a urine sample, the other a sample of blood. Both tests detect the presence of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is produced by the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining and builds up rapidly in your body in the first few days of pregnancy.

It is this rapid shift in hormones that triggers most of your pregnancy symptoms.

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Taking A Pregnancy Test

Taking A Pregnancy Test

Taking a pregnancy test can be filled with excitement for some people, whereas for others it may be a little intimidating. Before you take a pregnancy test, you might check to see if you are experiencing any pregnancy symptoms. A missed menstrual cycle is the most common symptom leading a woman to take a pregnancy test.

Below are several answers to common questions related to taking a pregnancy test:

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