The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new information on pregnancy tests, with the latest data showing that pregnancy testing has been on the rise in the United States for a number of years.
According to a report published by the CDC, there were 1.4 million pregnancies between 2005 and 2013, up from 1.1 million in 2005.
That number rose again in 2014 to 1.3 million pregnancies, which was nearly double the number in 2013.
Since 2014, the number of pregnancies has increased again to 1 million, up by over 300 percent.
According the report, a baby born to a woman who was tested between 2014 and 2015 is now more likely to be the result of a fertilized egg than a pregnancy from a non-fertilized egg.
“It’s pretty dramatic,” says Dr. Jennifer Smith, a gynecologist and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago.
“We’re seeing more and more women having their pregnancies test positive for this,” Smith says.
“This is a really exciting development, because it means that if a woman has been getting pregnant, and she’s getting a positive result, that’s the most important thing.”
The new data from the CDC also revealed that there were a total of 539,000 pregnancies in 2015, a decrease of 9 percent from 2014.
But the number is still up, by more than 2,000 percent.
This increase in the number, however, is not necessarily due to increased testing, Smith says, because the number who have a positive pregnancy test is still quite small.
“There’s definitely some overlap with the increase in prenatal testing,” she says.
“[But] this is still pretty small.”
Dr. David Siegel, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says the data on pregnancy test use is very important.
“The number of women who are pregnant at any given time is very, very small,” he says.
Siegel says that the CDC data does not include information on whether a woman’s health care provider has taken a pregnancy test before giving her the birth certificate, so the numbers are likely a lower number than the true number.
“So if you’re pregnant and you’re not getting tested, it’s not necessarily that you’re a bad woman or that you don’t need to get tested,” he explains.
“But it’s probably that your health care providers are taking pregnancy tests as well, and that’s something that you need to keep in mind.”
For more on pregnancy, check out the following stories: “My Fertility Test Is Being Tested by a Doctor,” “I’m Pregnants of a Baby Fetus” and “Pregnancy Tests Are Still Rare, Even In America.”
Related Articles January 29, 2018 11:00 a.m.
– New CDC data shows that fertility clinics are taking a bigger share of the federal money for pregnancy tests in the U.S. According a report released on Wednesday by the agency, there are now 6.5 million clinics in the country that provide fertility testing services.
The number of clinics has increased by almost 30 percent over the last four years, and the increase is driven by a surge in clinics being staffed by licensed physicians.
But, the report said, there is still an enormous amount of work that needs to be done.
“Fertility clinics are a critical source of health care for women across the country, and it’s important that they continue to be supported by federal dollars,” Dr. Margaret Flowers, the deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, said in a statement.
“Our research suggests that more funding is needed to support the provision of comprehensive, quality services, including reproductive health services and reproductive health education and education to women, families and families across the state.”
This article was originally published at 1:34 p.m., January 29.