How to find out if you are pregnant?
A missed period is the first sign of pregnancy in most women and in some it may be excessive tiredness, nausea or giddiness. Here are few sim confirm a pregnancple and accessible ways toy:
URINE PREGNANCY TEST:
It can be taken in the privacy of your home or even at the clinic. It detects the hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in the urine.
The hormone is made right after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of a woman’s uterus or outside. This usually happens about 6 days after fertilization.
If you’re pregnant, levels of hCG continue to rise rapidly, doubling every 2 to 3 days. Urine pregnancy tests or home pregnancy test kits can detect pregnancy in the week after missed period.
Home urine pregnancy test kits come with instructions. Follow them closely for the most accurate results. After testing, you can confirm results by seeing your doctor, who can perform even more sensitive pregnancy tests.
BLOOD TEST to confirm pregnancy:
The blood test for pregnancy detects the human chorionic gonadotrophin in the blood. These tests can detect pregnancy earlier than a urine pregnancy test, or about 6 to 8 days after ovulation.
But with these tests, it takes longer to get the results than with a urine pregnancy test.
Two types of blood pregnancy tests are available:
A qualitative hCG test simply checks to see if hCG is present only to tell if your pregnant or not.
A quantitative hCG test (beta hCG) measures the exact amount of hCG in your blood. It can find even very low levels of hCG.
Because these pregnancy tests can measure the concentration of hCG, they may be helpful in tracking any problems during pregnancy. They may also (in combination with other tests) be used to rule out a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.