posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:30 PM
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by windword
22 weeks. I didn't know that.
Could make a great industry for the stem cell harvesting I guess..
Personally, I wish it was much lower than that, like only 6 weeks, whereby pregnancy testing, might be part of sex education i.e.: teaching people to
test after sex, or at 30 day intervals, and make that available as a health care covered right (access to testing kits).
That's what I would hope for.
22 weeks..? Ugh.
And I was only trying to make the point that this is a human conversation, about a human issue whereby men need not be excluded from the discussion or
told to back off and with hold their POV, and from what I've just learned it sounds like there ARE lives at stake.
Hey don't get me wrong I'm a Liberal, but I never really gave this that much thought before, and now I'm freaked out by it. 22 weeks is much too
The problem with this is that most women cannot even find out if they are pregnant until after 6 weeks, sometimes even at 8. If there is a low level
of hCG in their blood then it is impossible for a positive to even show up on the test strip.
I would give a suggestion that you study up on this stuff first it might help you understand the ins and outs and workings of the female body.
You can't just test for pregnancy after unprotected sex...
Try waiting 6 weeks. In most cases you have to wait until the first day of a missed
period. So say you have unprotected sex during ovulation on a 28 day cycle so you ovulated at day 14 you are supposed to be getting your period on day
28 well chances are even if you did conceive on day 14 day 28 is only 2 weeks after that, there is no way that it will show up on a pregnancy test, so
you would have to wait another 4 weeks (the first day of your next period) to potentially get a positive which makes it around the 6 week mark...
ugh... a woman's body is so complex. I've known women who didn't even find out until 8 to 10 weeks after because their hCG levels were too low for a
positive. Some women have irregular cycles so don't even know to test because they think that everything is the same as always. I knew a woman who
didn't know she was pregnant until 7 months in! Imagine that surprise. She just thought she was putting on a little chub. 2 months later, healthy
little girl was born to 2 frantic college students trying to get ready for a child in 2 months!
EDIT: To you ladies out there if I messed any of that up about the ovulation stuff then correct me! I've been a woman for 27 years and I still have
yet to have a fully confident grasp on all of it.
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I can't begin to imagine nor do I really care to know how much money I must have spent on pregnancy tests throughout the years. An atrocious amount to
be sure! at 9 bucks a pop (or more) for peace of mind *sigh*
I can say that the minute I find out I am pregnant I would be taking care of it immediately, and I like to think most women would be doing the same.
To think that most women would be actually wanting to abort a fetus later as opposed to earlier is just silliness.
Here is a little bit about when it is best done.
A termination of pregnancy is best done between eight and 12-weeks of pregnancy. Before this the gestation sac is so small that it can be missed,
and later than this the procedure is more complicated. Read more:
Later Abortions The earlier an abortion is provided the safer it is, because earlier abortions are less complicated. Therefore, it is important
that women who decide to get abortions can do so without unnecessary delays. In fact, 88% of all abortions in the United States are obtained within
the first 12-13 weeks after the last menstrual period (LMP). Sometimes, however, women have compelling reasons to obtain abortions in later
You can go on to read reasons why a woman might not have any control over a later abortion as well...
As for 3rd trimester abortions here's this little bit...
Third Trimester Abortions Despite the claims of some anti-abortion activists, women have access to abortion in the third trimester only in extreme
circumstances. Fewer than 2% of abortions are provided at 21 weeks or after, and they are extremely rare after 26 weeks of pregnancy. Very few
abortions are provided in the third trimester, and they are generally limited to cases of severe fetal abnormalities or situations when the life or
health of the pregnant woman is seriously threatened.
So there ya go. Hope that helps alleviate some fears about abortions done at 22 weeks. Fewer than 2%.
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