What a Chemical Pregnancy Means for Couples Trying to Conceive |

The idea of a chemical pregnancy is relatively new to reproductive science and a product of the advancement of home pregnancy tests. While a chemical pregnancy technically refers to an unsuccessful attempt to conceive, the phrase does not need to carry the weight of dashed hopes and unrealized dreams.  It’s actually a pretty good sign for couples trying to make a baby. Here’s what you need to know.

What is a Chemical Pregnancy? 

The incredible efficacy of modern home pregnancy tests means that women can learn they are pregnant up to a week before a missed period. These tests measure the presence of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman’s urine. The hormone is produced by the placenta and only reaches detectable levels in the urine after an egg has been fertilized and implanted in the womb.   
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