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We are dedicated to giving you straight-forward answers to your most-common questions about the first signs of pregnancy, home testing, and how to determine if you are pregnant.

We hope that you'll find this information useful!

Always seek out professional medical help if you have any doubts about your situation.

Jan. 11.

How soon can I check a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy tests are suggested for use only from the first day of your expected (missed) period.  A pregnancy test is normally only accurate 3-4 weeks after conception (normally at least 19 days after unprotected sex) or later, when the hormone hCG levels can be detected (which pregnancy tests measure).  The longer you wait, the more accurate the results. This is one reason for re-taking the test after a few days if you’re unsure (hCG levels will continue to rise over time if you are pregnant).

Jan. 11.

Can birth control pills interfere with pregnancy test results?

No.  However, if you are taking birth control you may not know exactly when to expect your period (and thus, might be unsure about when to do the test).  For reliable testing, use the pregnancy test at least 19 days after having unprotected sex.  Then, re-test again after a few days to be sure.