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In order to become pregnant, there are certain things that must take place first. For starters, the sperm and the egg must meet during the fertile period so that the egg can become fertilized.

After about three days, the fertilized egg or the embryo will implant into the wall of the uterus and pregnancy will begin. Also at this point, the body will begin producing the hormone hCG, which doubles about every other day. This is also the hormone that pregnancy tests look for when they are testing for pregnancy.

Most-pregnancy-tests-offer-about-a-99.9-accuracy-after-a-woman-misses-her-periodWhile it is possible that hCG will be present about a week after ovulation occurs, it is likely that a pregnancy test will not offer accurate results at this point. Instead, it is best to wait two weeks after ovulation occurs before you take a pregnancy test. This way you will know that the results that you will be receiving will be accurate.

Most pregnancy tests offer about a 99.9% accuracy after a woman misses her period. However, it is possible for them to register a positive pregnancy sooner than this timeframe if the hCG hormone is present in the woman’s body.

 



Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.

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