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Confirming your Pregnancy

Confirming your Pregnancy

Signs like missed period, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, frequent urination are the early signs of pregnancy. Read on to know how pregnancy is confirmed.

The moment of confirming the pregnancy comes with the mixed feelings while planning a pregnancy. The feeling of joy to see the positive results accompanies the feeling of anxiety caused due to the fear of negative results. Let us take a look at the phase which a woman has to undergo while confirming her pregnancy.

How do I know that I am pregnant?

Possible Signs

Some of the early signs of pregnancy are:
  • Absence of menstruation (periods)
  • Nausea, vomiting (morning sickness)
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Tender or enlarged breasts
Note that you could be pregnant even in the absence of any of the above symptoms.  On the other hand, you may experience some of the symptoms and still not be pregnant (could be due to other reasons).

Definite Signs

The only way that a woman can be certain she is pregnant is to take one of the following tests:
  • A blood test or a urine test will help in determining the presence of the hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone.
  • An ultrasound scan will also detect a pregnancy at 4-6 weeks.
  • Foetus can also be felt through abdominal palpations at around 3 months.

I have had no morning sickness, could I still be pregnant?

Yes, because many would-be mothers go through the entire pregnancy without even a hint of morning sickness, tingling and tender breasts, or any other symptoms.  Note that 'morning sickness', or nausea, could occur anytime of the day.

How accurate are the home pregnancy tests?

If home pregnancy test is carried out perfectly, the results can be 99% accurate. However, if the test is not performed appropriately, it can show incorrect results. One has to properly follow the guidelines mentioned on the home pregnancy test kit and read the results correctly in order to get accurate results.

When to take a home pregnancy test?

A home pregnancy test can be taken on the day when the period is missed. The menstrual cycle for different women is different. The cycle length differs. Some women get their periods after 28 days, some get after 30 days, some get after 35 day and some even get after 45 days. So, the day of your missed period can be determined based on the length of your menstrual cycle. For example, your regular menstrual cycle is of 30 days and if on completion of 30 days after your last period you do not get periods, your periods are said to be missed.

If your cycle is regular, you can wait for a day or two after your period is missed. For, best results, you can take test after a week of your missed period in this case. If your cycle is irregular you must not wait for longer for the period to come, take the test if the period does not come on the expected date.

How to take a home pregnancy test?

It is very simple to take a home pregnancy test. The best thing is that the results can be kept secret as no assistance is needed while taking this test. Read the instructions carefully before performing the test. All you need to do is, take three drops of urine and put it in the window provided for putting urine on the test card. Wait for five minutes to read the results. Two red lines indicate the positive result and one red or pink line indicates negative or invalid result. Do not put urine in result window and perform the test early in the morning for best results. Home pregnancy test kits are easily available at chemist shops.

When should I visit an obstetrician?

As soon as you think you are pregnant, you should take a home pregnancy test to confirm your suspicions.  If your home pregnancy test results are positive, or if they are negative but you still think you are pregnant, you should go to your family doctor or obstetrician for confirmation.

Since adequate prenatal care is crucial to the mother and the foetus, the sooner you see your doctor and begin a medical regimen, the healthier your pregnancy will be. Your doctor will make arrangements to ensure you are properly cared for during the months leading up to your baby's birth.  (See also Antenatal Care)

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.6 years ago
I had. Safe n protection sex with my gf so in her period she is having a thick blood clot s their any chance of pregnancy ppplllllzzz answer it
ishita.7 years ago
how long it takes to confirm your pregnancy at home??is it less then an hour??
tina.7 years ago
what is the simplest way to check pregnancy at home???
meghansh.7 years ago
Hi Everyone
I am not able to come to one conclusion, where I am pregnant or not ?
I got married on Oct 2008 on December 2008 I got conceived but in Jan I got miscarriage. Later I got a chemical pregnancy and after that I meet with an accident and we did not tried for kind after that. But on Aug 2010 we thought of planning for kinds but I had some medical issues. And my doctor suggested going for laparoscopy.
I had my laparoscopy on March 5th 2012 and after that I did not get my periods but on May 14th 2012 I got my periods which was for 7days. After that I got my next period on 14th June 2012. On July 14th 2012 I did not get my periods I have waited for two days and thought of doing home pregnancy test but the test came negative. On 18th July 2012 I have sight bleeding, it was not as my regular period, I was worried up and we have visited to a gynecologist near by to my house (As my gynecologist was out of station) and she has scanned and said that I am not pregnant and said me to go for a blood test for my LHS and FSH, but we did not visited again. The bleeding was till half day of 19th July (next day). There it has stopped But I have lower back pain, my breast are so soft which I never had. I feel my body is heated up very much and I am too much hungry these days too.
On July 20th 2012 I had a white thick color thing coming from my private part. I am not understanding what happen to me.
1. I am I pregnant or not ?
2. If I am pregnant when is the ideal time to do the home pregnancy test ?
3. If I am pregnant when is the ideal time to visit my Gynecologist ?
Please replay me ….:-(
.9 years ago
i had once abotion in 2009,affter tht my periods was never waz regular but thz month jan it waz delay in periods,though my periods time z 13th jan.i had sex with my boyfriend without protection once.but we checked it tht therir z no pregnency symptoms,thn wht z the cause of my delay in periods,i had started to drink lemom-honey from thz month in empty stomach every morning to decrease wieight ,even had 6 day trip to nagpur in the month of dec,rest no changes,plz help worried,z my abotion thru medicine in 2009 noov iz the reason,my parents n my boyfriend does nt know abut thz abotion,if i go for checkup,will the doctor will cum to know abut thz abotion,plz suggest too tensesd.
priyal.9 years ago
i'm 27 yrs old girl very soon i'm getting married i have a some questions:
1. if u sex with ur partner very first time is there any chances to getting pregnant??
2.after completion of monthly period from that day (may be on 3rd or 4th day ) if u had sex with ur partner is there any chances to getting pregnant??
(i read somewhere after completion of period from that day upto seven days..betweeen these days if u had sex with ur partner pregnency chances are less…
may be not coming.. its safe) can u tell me plzzzzzzzz.
3.its my personal problems means some white colourless sticky things (like water) or sometimes
white thick things coming out from my vagina..what all are this?? is this any dangerous problem to affect my future married life?? can u help me and give me some suggestion.
carry.9 years ago
hi... i had sex and was having the pains in my stomach it did not fill like minstral pain but i started bleeding the next morning and was not suppose to star for another week or two.. can i be preganant i was told that bleeding was a sign of that..
Tridisha.9 years ago
i am missing my periods for 20 days in this month.last month i had periods on periods are delayed by 8-10 days. am i pregnent?i got a pregnency test 2 days ago.result is negative
Hello.9 years ago
there is a test called velocit in india. it does not have any waiting time of 30 mins. please update.
ananthi.9 years ago
60 days passed for me. but preg color card test shows the second line very light.what are the reasons?.i am taking hormone tablets. please advise in this regard
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