What Is Pregnancy Test ?
A pregnancy test can tell whether a woman is pregnant or not. By checking for a particular hormone in her urine or blood. This hormone is known Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG).
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is made in a woman`s placenta after a fertilized egg implants in her uterus.
A urine pregnancy test can find the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone about a week after you have missed your period. Pregnancy test can be done at home using a pregnancy kit or you can visit your doctor for this test. Related post : Pregnancy
Whether you go to your doctor for your pregnancy test or do it at home using a pregnancy kit, it will show you the same result. A lot of women choose to do their pregnancy test at home using a pregnancy kit, before going to the hospital for the test.
If a woman use this test correctly at home,the result will show 99% to 100% correct.
Pregnancy Blood Test ?
A pregnancy blood test is done by a professional doctor and it can find smaller amounts of HCG, and it can also confirm about your pregnancy earlier than a urine test. A pregnancy blood test works faster than the urine test and it can detect pregnancy even before you have missed your period.
Why pregnancy test is important during pregnancy ?
A pregnancy test is important during pregnancy because this test tells whether a woman is pregnant or not.
What are the common signs of pregnancy ?
The most common signs of pregnancy are as follows :
- Missed periods
- Tender and swollen breast
- Frequent urination and burning sensation
- Nausea and vomiting
What is the right way to do the pregnancy test ?
During a urine test
- The morning urine has more HCG, so it is better to do the pregnancy test early in the morning, when you wake up.
- Hold the dipstick in your urine stream for 5 to 10 minutes and then take it out. After that the dipstick will show you your results. Your dipstick will be having a small window or any other area that shows a plus + or a - minus sign, a single or a double line. Your can read and follow the instructions on your pregnancy kit.