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Pregnancy Tests New Orleans LA

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.

Michael E Graham, MD
(504) 457-0299
4720 S I-10 Service Rd
Metairie, LA
Business
Premier Women's Health Center
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Frances Gardner, MD
(504) 865-5708
1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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Paul Clisham
(504) 988-2300
1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Howard Joseph Osofsky, MD
(504) 568-6004
1542 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Lsu Healthcare Network

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Paul Ronald Clisham, MD
1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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Louis Paul Dutreil, MD
2020 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Bertha Martinez
(504) 988-2300
1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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James Arthur O'Leary, MD
(239) 992-9327
2020 Gravier St Fl 6
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1961

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Amy Elizabeth Vaughan
(504) 988-5216
1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lucia Cagnes Mc Nabb, MD
(504) 988-7567
1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Palermo, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Palermo, Italy
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Cape Cod Hosp, Hyannis, Ma
Group Practice: All Cape Gynecology

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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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