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Best Time of Day for a Pregnancy Test: Early Results

The best time of day to take a pregnancy test is first thing in the morning (before you pee). A pregnancy blood test can be done any time of day. In this article, we’ll look at why testing in the morning is better than the afternoon or night and how testing with first-morning urine can …

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My Go-To Pregnancy Tests From $0.45 to $8

The at-home pregnancy tests I have used cost between $ 0.45 and $8 each. These tests measure the hormone hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in urine. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are accurate (regardless of the price). More expensive tests are more sensitive and can detect lower hCG levels. Cheaper tests usually have fewer features, can be harder to …

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Ovulation Cramping: Is It Normal To Cramp During Ovulation?

Yes, it is normal to cramp during ovulation. In fact, 20% of women– myself included- experience pain during ovulation.  It is normal for ovulation cramping and pelvic pain to last anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days during ovulation in the middle of your menstrual cycle. Cramping is usually mild and can …

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How To Calculate Days Past Ovulation (DPO)

How To Calculate Days Past Ovulation DPO by finding your ovulation date. Use an app, chart, ovulation predictor kit OPK, basal body temperature BBT and physical symptoms to tell when you ovulated.

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Decoding Ovulation Tests: What Does a Faint Line Mean?

Curious about the meaning of a faint line on an ovulation test? Dive into my comprehensive guide, from a mom who’s been through it all. Learn how these tests work, when to take them, and understand your fertile window. Get insights and tips to increase your chances of conceiving.

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6 Super Helpful Books To Read During Pregnancy

I did a lot of research on the best books to read during pregnancy. I read all six of these books in the months leading up to my pregnancy, during my pregnancy, and in my first year postpartum.  I cannot recommend these books enough.  I did a lot of research when picking out the different …

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