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If you’re unusually tuned into your body, you might begin to suspect that you’re pregnant within the first few days of pregnancy. But most women don’t suspect they are pregnant until they miss a period, and a few don’t suspect or believe they are pregnant for months after conception.

Whenever you decide to test, here’s how to get the best results: Test first thing in the morning, pop the stick in midstream, lay it flat, and give it a few minutes to work. If it’s positive — congrats, mama! If it’s negative, try again in a few days if your period’s still missing in action. If you get a faint, is-that-what-I-think-it-is positive, chances are you are indeed pregnant, since false positives (where the test says you’re pregnant, but you’re really not) are very rare. Wait a day or two and test again.

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Do you want to know when your baby will be born? Give our pregnancy due date calculator a try!

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Do you want to calculate your pregnancy conception date and find out when your baby was conceived?

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How many weeks pregnant are you? Enter your information in our pregnancy calculator to get a week by week time line and determine the age of your fetus.

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The expected date of delivery is 40 weeks counting from the last menstrual period, and birth usually occurs between 37 and 42 weeks. The actual pregnancy duration is typically 38 weeks after conception. Though pregnancy begins at conception, it is more convenient to date from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period, or from the date of conception if known. Starting from one of these dates, the expected date of delivery can be calculated. Forty weeks is 9 months and 6 days, which forms a standard way of calculating the due date for a pregnancy to estimate date of delivery. More accurate and sophisticated algorithms take into account other variables, such as whether this is the first or subsequent child (i.e., pregnant woman is a primip or a multip, respectively ethnicity, parental age, length of menstrual cycle, and menstrual regularity)

Getting Pregnant Tips

Getting Pregnant Tips – When trying to conceive, you need to know your ovulation day and your fertile days (the days intercourse can result in conception).

A woman’s fertile period during her menstrual cycle, on average, lasts about seven days: seven days before ovulation (the release of the egg), the day of ovulation, and the day after ovulation. After this, chances of conception decrease quickly, as the egg has a short life-span of about 24 hours.

Given this somewhat narrow window of opportunity for conception, understanding the menstrual cycle can help increase a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. The key is to predict ovulation with as much precision as possible. Of course, both the length and regularity of menstrual cycles vary greatly among women – so successful ovulation prediction depends both on understanding the general dynamics of the menstrual cycle, as well as a woman’s own unique cycles and patterns. Since there are only a few days each cycle when conception is possible, focusing intercourse on these days dramatically increases your conception chances.

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