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what is a chemical pregnancy?

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Asked by mama2my2boys at 2:51 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • From the internet.............Hope it is helpful.........The term chemical pregnancy means that the miscarriage happened at a point that a missed period and biochemical tests, such as an hCG blood test or a home pregnancy test (checking hCG in urine), were the only evidence that you were pregnant. The miscarriage happened before an ultrasound could have shown a gestational sac.

    When the pregnancy develops to the point that ultrasound could confirm the existence of the pregnancy, the term becomes clinical pregnancy. Thus, a chemical pregnancy would be a miscarriage before the fifth week of gestation -- or within about week after your missed menstrual period.


    Answer by elizabr at 2:55 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • A chemical pregnancy is the term used for a very early miscarriage.

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:55 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • so if a dr sees a sac then you are pretty much pregnant and cant have a chemical pregnancy but can still have a clinical pregnancy???

    Comment by mama2my2boys (original poster) at 2:58 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I guess if the ultrasound can confirm it you now call it a clinical pregnancy. You can Google it and read more links

    Answer by elizabr at 3:01 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • If what elizabar said is accurate, then yes.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:02 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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