New Home Test Tells How Long a Woman Has Been Pregnant
on Dec 26, 2013
by Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
It’s one of the most exciting advancements in the world of home pregnancy tests! A new home pregnancy test from Clearblue Advanced can actually tell women how long they have been pregnant!
It’s one of the most exciting advancements in the world of home pregnancy tests! A new home pregnancy test from Clearblue Advanced can actually tell women how long they have been pregnant! The tests were released last month, and they only take three minutes to test. They can tell women if they are 1-2 weeks pregnant, 2-3 weeks pregnant, or 3+ weeks pregnant. This is really exciting for women who are taking home pregnancy tests and wanting to know just how far along they might be! They are very popular as well! Just last week, reality star and former Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson announced her second pregnancy via Twitter, smiling and holding up one of the new ClearBlue Advanced tests that said she is 3+ weeks along! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
This new test from ClearBlue advanced costs about $16 for a two pack, but it is a little bit different than most other home pregnancy tests that women might be familiar with. Instead of only having one test strip like most tests, this one has two strips. One of the strips is used to simply determine whether or not a woman is pregnant. The second strip, however, is when the technology happens. The second strip estimates how long it has been since ovulation, by looking for spikes in a woman’s hCG levels. For the most part, this is a great method of determining how far along a woman might be in her pregnancy!
Remember when taking an at home pregnancy test like the Clearblue Advanced test, that only your doctor can tell you for sure how far along you are. The tests like this one should only be used to estimate and give you a general idea. If you are having twins or multiples, these tests would not be accurate, since multiple babies mean higher hCG levels. This would mean that the test would say that a woman was further along than she really is. Of course, a woman wouldn’t know that she was pregnant with multiple babies until seeing a doctor. Women also need to remember that home pregnancy tests and physicians date pregnancies differently. The Clearblue Advanced test includes a chart to help women convert their test results to the dating system that most doctors use. While the test might not always be 100% accurate at detecting how far along a woman is in her pregnancy, it is up to 99% effective at detecting pregnancy, so keep that in mind if you decide to try this test.
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Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)