When and how to do a pregnancy test
When the first signs of pregnancy appear, any woman (willingly or unwillingly) starts to get nervous. For some, this is a pleasant excitement in anticipation of the long-awaited event. For others, it is a moral shock and the cause of negative emotions. In any case, neither the first nor the second stay in ignorance do not want.
Diagnosis of pregnancy in the early stages can be carried out quite easily. Today in any pharmacy you can buy a special tool. It is important to know how to do a pregnancy test at home so that the result is as reliable as possible.
Modern methods are quite sensitive and allow us to determine whether a conception occurred, already on the 7th day after sexual intercourse. There are several types of tests: strip, tablet, inkjet and electronic. The basis of their action is the determination of the level of the hormone hCG, which is produced by the placenta and is excreted from the body with urine. The hormonal background changes during the entire period, while the future mother wears a baby, so you need to know on what day you can do a pregnancy test to get a more accurate result.
Often on the 7th day after conception, the hormone hCG accumulates in the body of a woman in sufficient quantity to be determined by any of the existing means. However, cases when a component does not have time to accumulate during this time are not uncommon. Therefore, the test is recommended for the first day of the proposed menstruation. However, this rule is applicable only for a regular cycle. If between menstruations every month there is a different number of days, then you should resort to other recommendations. Before making a pregnancy test, you need to remember the date of sexual intercourse, which, according to the woman, could lead to conception. After a lapse of two weeks, you can be sure that the pregnancy test will show a reliable result.
Experts recommend not to trust the statement that such a test produces a result with an accuracy of 99%. Before you do a pregnancy test, you should remember that because of the individual characteristics of a woman, he may be negative. This is not always true. In this case, it is worth repeating the test in a few days, when the hormone hCG accumulates in the body in sufficient quantity. It is not uncommon for one of the lines to be unclear. Then it is possible with a high degree of probability to assert that there was a conception. Anyway, the doctor can diagnose the pregnancy accurately.
It is important to know not only how to do a pregnancy test, but also when. Experts recommend that such a check should be performed in the morning, since immediately after sleep in urine there is an increased concentration of the hormone HCG. It should also take into account the fact that the pregnancy test, like any medical product, has a shelf life. Use expired is not recommended, because in this case it is impossible to get a reliable result. If you bought a pregnancy test in a pharmacy, how to do it - you can look in the attached instructions or directly on the package.