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Confirming Pregnancy

Getting to know that you are pregnant is one of the biggest joys in the life of a woman. There are some primary signs that indicate a pregnancy. Ways of confirming a pregnancy are with tests like blood and urine tests or internal examination is a must so as to commence pre natal care. Pregnancy can now be confirmed in the safe confines of the home with pregnancy test kits. These kits are very easy to use and give accurate results. Read on to know how pregnancy can be confirmed.

It is not unnatural when some women say that they ‘know’ that they are pregnant right from the moment of their conception. It is the famed female intuition giving out signals. But on a serious note, it is important that you confirm your pregnancy so that the pre-natal care can be commenced without delay.

There are some very distinct signs that tell a woman that she might be pregnant. Most women become certain that they are pregnant when they miss their period on its due date. It is considered to be a primary sign.

The Early Symptoms That Confirm Pregnancy Are:

  • Persistent feeling of fatigue
  • Tenderness in the breasts, the nipples and the areolas appear darker in colour
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cramps in the legs
  • Craving for food and simultaneous aversion towards certain foods and food odours

It is important to note here, every woman may not experience all these symptoms in the initial stages of pregnancy. In some women, it might take a month and a half for these symptoms to develop. So confirming pregnancy becomes important by taking a few tests so that the health of the baby and the mother is adequately taken care of.

Pregnancy Confirmation can be Done Through the Home Pregnancy Test Kits or the Clinical Tests. You can Confirm Your Pregnancy Through:

  1. Blood test
  1. Urine test through the home pregnancy test
  1. Urine test at the doctor’s clinic
  1. An internal examination done by a physician

The tests are briefly explained below:

This is a very simple and easy procedure. It is also highly popular due to the fact that it is very fast and can provide accurate results. Further it is available across all medical stores.

How Is Home Pregnancy Test Done?

The test kit requires your urine sample. The kit needs to be placed on a flat surface and the sample of the first morning urine needs to be collected. Two to three drops of the urine must be put on the test window with the help of a dropper.

There is a blotting tissue inside the pregnancy kit which is used for the detection of the presence of the HCG or human chronic gonadotropin hormone. This hormone appears in your blood stream soon after successful conception. The HCG levels can suddenly surge in your system within a few days after conception and get excreted through the urine. So the presence of this hormone in your urine confirms that you are pregnant.

There are several varieties of home pregnancy test kits used for the conformation of pregnancy. In some, you are required to run a few drops of urine over a dipstick that contains certain chemicals. Certain kits also suggest that a retest is done after a gap of 3-5 days in order to get a more accurate result. This is due to the consideration that the HCG might show up after a few days from conception, so the tests can give a more accurate confirmation report.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Pregnancy Test

A major advantage is that the test can be conducted in the privacy of your home. The comfort level is very high and you can get the result within an instant. On the other hand, a major disadvantage is that in case of a negative result, you might overlook your conception and see the doctor much alter when you discover certain other signs of possible pregnancy.

So it is advisable to visit your healthcare provider soon after you conduct a home pregnancy test so as to perfectly confirm your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Test at The Clinic

Confirmation of pregnancy at the clinic involves a blood test or a urine test or both together. Here too the HCG levels are checked and the results can be obtained within a few minutes. Blood tests are preferred by many as the exact levels of the HCG hormones can be ascertained, which helps to monitor the condition right from conception.  

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Jennifer.5 years ago
hi shaheen, i do not know why your tests were negative. i think there must be some mistake. home pregnancy tests are very accurate.
shaheen.5 years ago
i tried the home pregnancy test but the results were negative. I tried the tests twice or thrice and each time the result was negative. then i went to the doctor, who confirmed my pregnancy.
ruby.5 years ago
Home pregnancy test is the best way to confirm pregnancy. it can be don safely at home.
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