If you’re trying to get pregnant, or think you might be pregnant, taking a home pregnancy test is essential. Did you know there are wrong and right ways to do so? Here’s how to take a home pregnancy test.
The triple screen during pregnancy is a blood test carried out during the second trimester (weeks 15 – 20) to signal if there is a risk of chromosomal abnormalities. It is important to remember that the blood alone is not the only indicator used. A woman’s age, ethnicity and other factors are combined with the bloodwork in order to estimate the chances that the fetus may have an abnormality. These tests DO NOT diagnose a problem; they only indicate that further testing should be done.