What is a pregnancy test?

There are several pregnancy tests including the urine and the blood pregnancy test. These two check for the presence of the pregnancy hormone hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin in the urine or the blood. A positive blood or urine pregnancy test means that you are pregnant. This hCG hormone is produced by the placenta and usually shows up first in the blood within 2-3 days after implantation and several days later in the urine. The increase in the pregnancy hormone triggers most of your pregnancy symptoms and you can occasionally determine that you are pregnant from these symptoms such as implantation cramping and spotting, nausea, vomiting, and breast tenderness.

When is the best time to take a pregnancy test? That depends upon the type of test. The two primary tests check the hormone levels found in urine and blood. Both have benefits and are accurate under most conditions. Typically you can have accurate results within ten days of fertilization or two days after implantation. With this online pregnancy test just answer a few questions and it will tell you whether you are pregnant or not.

Calculator: Is My Menstrual Period Late?

Is your period late or could you be pregnant? First, you must know when your last period was. Use this menstrual period calculator to see if your period is late or if a baby may be the way! ... read more »