home pregnancy tests

Adding Another tear to the page

My period is not quite two weeks late.

my fiancee and I are CONVINCED I am pregnant. So he wanted me to get a pregnancy test because "I can't wait any longer' as he kisses my stomach and rubs it..as if there is a baby already in there.

So I grab my fiancee, and my MALE roommate and we trek down in the Toronto snow storm to the closest pharmacy and muse and joke about the 6 different choices and 'the most advanced technology you'll ever pee on'

So with the 'most advanced technology I'll ever pee on' in my hand I walk into the bathroom, do what I have to do and wait.

17 and Maybe Pregnant

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 17 years old and my boyfriend is 18. We love each other very much and plan to marry when I turn 18. Well, my mother died years ago and I have longed for a mother-child relationship. My father could care less if I die. While I was growing up, my main priority has been a family and becoming a mother. I do want to go to college but I would like to wait and have a child.

Getting Ready To Conceive

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. I have been on Lupron for the past 3 months and my doctor has given us the ok to try to get pregnant. This is going to be challenging because I have not had my period for 3 months.

Where do I start and how soon will I be able to know if what I am trying is working? When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test?

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

All pregnancy tests look for a special hormone in the urine or blood that is only present when a woman is pregnant. This hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), is also called the pregnancy hormone. What's the difference between a urine and a blood pregnancy test? Is one better than the other? Read on and find out!