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Q&A with Fairhaven Health and Rosie Pope!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

As you’ve probably heard, we’ve partnered with the one and only Rosie Pope, star of Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels! Although Rosie is known from her show, she’s also an accomplished designer, educator, and an all-around hip mom. We’re on a mission to educate couples about fertility and pregnancy wellness.

Have you ever wondered how she stays so stylish with 3 kids (#4 on the way!)? Or if she struggled trying to conceive? Read our fun and informative Q&A with her here!

What are Early Detection Pregnancy Tests?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Many store-bought pregnancy tests recommend waiting to test for pregnancy until after a missed period. In contrast, early-detection pregnancy tests (often used in fertility clinics) may detect pregnancy as early as just six to eight days after conception!

Early pregnancy tests can come in the form of a test strip (like the ones clinics use to dip in a cup of collected urine) or a midstream test (the same style you would find at a drug store where you urinate directly on the test stick). Both test types are capable of detecting human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG (a hormone present in women’s urine during pregnancy) at very low levels (i.e. ~20 mIU/ml/hCG). This means that instead of waiting for a missed period to test for pregnancy, you can begin testing about a week before your missed period.

Many women don’t realize that the same pregnancy tests found in your neighborhood drugstore are available to purchase online for a fraction of the price. A store we recommended is early-pregnancy-tests.com. They have an excellent reputation, offer free shipping, and they also supply fertility clinics and hospitals around the country.

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