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How Do You Confirm Your Pregnancy ?

How do you confirm your pregnancy ?

A missed period can make you many sleepless nights. Waiting to check for that whether you are pregnant or not can be highly nerve-wracking and frustrating. You can give an attempt to answer these questions with home pregnancy tests that can be done at home, at the doctor’s office, or at a lab.

A woman who is sexually active and not using any protection can become pregnant.  About 6 to 12 days after fertilization, implantation of fertilized egg to the uterine wall takes place. HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) produced by the cells of the fertilized egg (called blastocyst) builds up rapidly in your body and this doubles every 2 to 3 days in the first few weeks of pregnancy reaching its peak levels by 8-12 weeks. Pregnancy tests detect this hormone in pregnant woman’s urine and blood. Pregnancy can also be detected through ultrasonography.

Whether you are trying to become pregnant or are concerned about an unwanted pregnancy, a pregnancy test is a tool. For many women, taking a pregnancy test can be very stressful and this can bring up many emotions including fear and excitement, but knowing that you are pregnant as early as possible can help you make the right decisions.

It is important for a woman to confirm her pregnancy early for various reasons:
  • To register for an antenatal care.    
  • To avoid doing things that you should not be doing when pregnant.
  • To start doing things those are good when pregnant.
  • To terminate her unwanted pregnancy.  .   
  • To differentiate from other conditions such as menopause (if a woman is above 40 years of age)
Your pregnancy can be confirmed through the below:

Pregnancy Symptoms

Home Pregnancy Test (HPT)

Urine test / Blood test / Ultrasonography

General Examination by your Gynecologist