How to Confirm Pregnancy at Home?

Women involving in unprotected sex are at high risk of pregnancy. Not just that, even contraceptive methods do not guarantee 100% safety.  Pregnancy, when unplanned, becomes a liability. If not taken care of at the right time, it may pose risk to both mother and fetus.

Hence if a woman is involving in unprotected sex or an incident of protection failure occurs, then a woman must undergo a pregnancy test. Doing this eradicates the chance of further complications.
How to conform pregnancy

Taking a pregnancy test is no more trouble anymore. It can be conducted in the comfort of home or if needed a gynecologist.

Here is a list of Ways that Confirm Pregnancy:

Home pregnancy tests: Pregnancy tests can be conducted at home using a chemical stick such as ‘Prega news’. This is one of the easiest methods and the result can be easily decoded.

How to use Prega news:  It is a urine-based test kit that helps detect pregnancy at home. The kit provides the result within 2-3 minutes and is found to be 99% accurate.

It checks the presence of hCG in the urine. 2-3 drops of morning urine are dropped in the circular area of the device. Two pink lines signify pregnancy and one pink line indicate a negative result. Sometimes two lines appear with darker and lighter shades of pink, this call for another test with a gap of 2-3 days.

Sometimes, women stay unaware of the protection failure and may get pregnant. Hence, it is advised to look for the following signs and symptoms:

  • Missed periods: This is the first sign when woman suspects of pregnancy. After fertilization, no egg is released by the uterus and woman stops menstruating. However, a missed period may occur due to stress, weight changes, overeating, etc.
  • Urination: The condition occurs due to hormonal changes in the body of the woman when she is pregnant. The hormonal changes result in the high frequency of urination.
  • Mood swings: The condition is experienced commonly in pregnant women. It occurs due to rising levels of the hormone in the bloodstream.
  • Fatigue: Expecting mother undergoes a lot of changes in terms of hormones and body functions, which result in fatigue and loss of sleep.
  • Sex drive: Due to the presence of hormones in large quantities in the body, the woman may not experience sex drive after conceiving, at least in the initial stage.

Pregnancy Tests Which Conduct by Medical Expert

You may concern following a pregnancy test for surety which is conducted by a medical practitioner or expert at the hospital or medical lab.

Clinical Urine Test

The test is conducted by a medical practitioner, and it doesn’t guarantee more accurate results compared to the home pregnancy test. This test also checks the presence of hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) in the urine. Since it is conducted under the supervision of a medical practitioner, possible errors can be eliminated. Also, hCG level also increases due to ovarian cancer.

The result is usually available within a week after conducting the test or may vary depending on the medical facility.

Blood Test

This test is conducted at a medical center under the supervision of a medical practitioner. The test helps detect hCG present in the blood. The test is further classified in two ways:

Qualitative hCG Blood Test

The test checks for the production of hCG in the body. The test gives a simple answer to whether the woman is pregnant or not.

Quantitative hCG Blood Test

The test measures the level of hCG present in the blood. The level of hCG depicts the time period of pregnancy, on the basis of which further tests may be conducted. The quantitative hCG blood test is considered quite accurate as it measures the exact amount of hCG hormone present in the blood.  The test can detect the even smaller amount of hCG hormone which cannot be measured by a urine test or a qualitative test. The test is comparatively expensive and result delivery takes more than a week or two.

Transvaginal Ultrasound Test

A transvaginal scan is conducted after 6-7 weeks of missing periods.  The test not only confirms the pregnancy but also gives other relevant information such as the location and viability of the pregnancy.

The scan helps the doctor to analyze the health of the mother and fetus, or any underlying concerns.

Internal Examination

At least two weeks of the missed period, a medical practitioner can do an internal checkup and give the detail whether the woman is pregnant or not. In internal checkup, a doctor examines the cervix (lower part of the womb) and uterus. During pregnancy, the color of cervix changes and it becomes softer. The size of the uterus also increases within a few weeks of pregnancy.

Later, the internal checkup may be followed by a urine test or a blood test.

Pregnancy may be planned or unplanned, wanted or unwanted. But in either case, it requires equal attention and care. Neglecting the condition may cause damage to the health of the woman. Hence, it is advised to confirm the pregnancy, if any of its symptoms are experienced.