Pregnancy 101: How pregnancy tests work

This video clip discusses exactly how over the counter pregnancy examinations function, why women urinate on a small plastic sticks as well as what responses are happening to present the negative or positive outcome within seconds. The video clip is the very first in the Pregnancy 101 collection that explore the various phases of maternity from conception to birth, while untangling the common questions asked by anticipating moms and dads and curious minds, from addressing just what occurs while pregnant to potential difficulties that can transpire.

This video clip was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine trainees Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi and Peter Tso

Copyright McMaster University 2017

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