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how long after giving birth will a pregnancy test come up positive?

i know that after you give birth, you still have the pregnancy hormone in your body. how long are these levels still high enough to give you a positive pregnancy test?

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Asked by goldie_lock at 8:36 PM on Sep. 12, 2008 in Trying to Conceive

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  • there was a ? familiar to this one on yahoo . But , to answer your question it shouldn't show up positive ...If you see that faint line showing positive your pg so you really go to the doctors ,unless, this was just a what of question......good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Sep. 12, 2008

  • i heard from my OB it will be like three days max it could possibly show up positive. good luck:)

    Answer by shorty_18 at 12:19 AM on Sep. 13, 2008

  • It is very rare for a test to come up positive after pregnancy. Especially, if you have finished bleeding. Which I am guessing you have or you wouldn't be worried to be taking a test. Remember you are pretty fertile the first 3 months after having a baby. If a test has came up positive I defently would go to the doctor to get it checked out to see if you are pregnant. My SIL got pregnant before she even had her first peroid after the birth of her son in Sept. 2007. She just had a little girl in August. Good Luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 AM on Sep. 13, 2008

  • Your profile says your baby is 6 you're long past any leftover hCg from her.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:57 AM on Sep. 13, 2008

  • a pregnancy test instructions say i believe to wait 6-8weeks after having a baby.

    Answer by DanielleStover1 at 1:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2008

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