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Tweaking of pregnancy test – the latest trend in our society

  • By Shalini Gupta |
  • Sunday, July 26th, 2015 |
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Pregnancy Test. Image Courtesy- www.youtube.com.

First pregnancy test in home is generally a step with full of nervousness, anxiety and suspicion regarding the result of positive or negative. Dr. Scott Sullivan, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina told that there are various different reasons for individuals to get worried about pregnancy. He told in a statement that women either really want to be pregnant, or afraid of being conceived, or in any case they have medical problems – there are a number of motivations like these. So, for them, it is important to know the result as early as possible.

Over-the-counter pee tests like ‘Clearblue’, promote about as ahead of schedule as five or six days prior to a lady’s normal period. Yet, holding up until the period is really missed renders more perfect results as per ‘Planned Parenthood’. Earlier results may ignite the doubt as being a false result.

In our modern society, we are observing today a new practice which is absolutely sweeping the community pages of various websites is named as ‘Tweaking’. In different parenting forums, women are posting pictures of their pregnancy tests which are negative. They are assuming that somebody can edit their picture with ‘Adobe Photoshop’ skill and make the faint second pink line prominent to confirm positive in pregnancy.

This pregnancy test ‘hack’ is uniting gatherings of ladies who originate from an assortment of foundations however are commonly making a decent attempt to conceive. Some of them have youngsters, some are yearning desire for their first baby, some other have had miscarriages and are seeking a child. However the procedure is not an accurate science, it is giving a ton of ladies trust.

On the other hand, while an early test could be changed to demonstrate a positive, there could be various reasons why that second line appears to show up. It could be a colour run, an indent, additional pixels from unforgiving altering, or all the more devastatingly, it could really be certain and convey to light a ‘chemical pregnancy’. ‘Chemical Pregnancy’ is an early miscarriage coming about because of a ‘fertilized egg failing to survive’. Generally these cases go undetected without tweaking. So, Clients are encouraged to take a later test to affirm changed positive results.

Those little sticks pregnancy tests recognize a hormone called ‘human chorionic gonadotropin’ (hCG), which is delivered when a prepared egg embeds in the uterus. Dr. Scott Sullivan said that today’s pregnancy tests were really ‘sensitive’ and evaluated to identify hCG levels as low as 25 mIU/ml. Ladies who were pregnant ought to reach around 10 to 14 days after ‘fertilization’.

Tweaking tries to identify tests taken at even lower levels of hCG, possibly telling ladies 1 week or 2 weeks sooner than they would on the off chance that they stay patiently for a missed period and positive test.

It is feasible that this apparently safe practice could be giving false aspiration and making possibly decimating circumstances after ladies and their families. It seems that these discussions are developing on forums day by day and there is no sign to stop tweaking in the near future.

 

Shalini Gupta
Shalini Gupta is a teacher at New Delhi with multifarious talents. She has passion for reading, writing, drawing, sketching etc. simultaneously with her teaching job. presently she is writing for Bigumbrella.

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