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Pregnancy Tests Des Moines IA

You may not be sure yet, you might be in the middle of the two week wait or you may have just gotten your first faint pink line. Maybe it's your first beta and you're not sure what to make of it, not sure what the next step is. Pregnancy tests can be confusing, especiallu if you've been going through fertility treatments, but don't lose hope.

Dr.Tamara Dassanayake
(515) 327-5972
330 Laurel St # 1100
Des Moines, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Steven R Shirts, MD
(541) 885-2345
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1975

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Eric Glenn Garner, MD
(515) 274-0413
526 39th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Clinic

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Patrick Francis Reinsvold
(515) 247-3287
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Francesca Turner
(515) 282-4935
330 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Albert J Mintzer
(515) 282-2200
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Larry Lindell
(515) 282-2319
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Matthew Curtis Brown, MD
(515) 274-9135
3901 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jeffrey Jay Fagerland
(515) 288-3287
330 Laurel St Ste 1100
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Neil Mandsager
(515) 643-6888
330 Laurel St # 2300
Des Moines, IA
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Early Pregnancy

Early Pregnancy, especially after ART

You may not be sure yet, you might be in the middle of the two week wait or you may have just gotten your first faint pink line. Maybe it's your first beta and you're not sure what to make of it, not sure what the next step is...

If you're in the middle of the 2 week wait , you might want to read one (or both) of these:

  • Pregnancy Signs - Surviving the Two Week Wait and Typical Pregnancy Symptoms
  • That Rotten Two Week Wait

If you've just gotten your first faint pink line, you might be confused if:

  • You previously got hormonal injections containing hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and are not sure the hCG from the injection is already out of your system
  • You are feeling symptoms that you are getting your period
  • You're not quite sure if a faint pink line means positive or not

If you were given one or more injections containing hCG (e.g., Profasi, Novarel, or Pregnyl) you can get a false positive on a pregnancy test if you wait less than 14 days. It is possible to test in order to determine when the hCG is out of your system. A positive result obtained after two consecutive negative results, using early morning urine, will usually indicate that new hCG is being produced.

Symptoms of the impending arrival of the famous 'Aunt Flow' (AF, as it is called in infertility circles, or - in everyday terms - your period) don't necessarily mean that that's in fact what's going on. Bloating and light cramping are very common in early pregnancy. If you've just gotten a faint pink line, stop panicking :-) whether you feel cramping, nausea or nothing at all, it's likely that everything is just fine.

Does a faint pink line mean positive? Actually - unless you have hCG in your body from another source - yes. It doesn't say anything about the chances of a live birth, whether you're having multiples, how far along you are, etc., but it does mean that hCG is being produced.

hCG, unfortunately, will also be produced in a chemical pregnancy. A chemical pregnancy is when there is no longer a live embryo - there was one to begin with, but it stopped developing before it would have been visible on ultrasound. Usually such pregnancies are picked up early either by non-doubling beta tests (beta = beta hCG, the 'pregnancy hormone') or by an early ultrasound that does not show a gestational sac. This ultrasound can be performed as early as 2 weeks after your missed period. Frequently, even before the first ultrasound, a woman with a chemical pregnancy will experience bleeding.

Additional Topics of interest
Pregnancy
Early Pregnancy
Getting Pregnant
Gender Selection Techniques
Infertility Resources

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