Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pregnancy Test, Am I Pregnant?

Pregnancy can be detected in several way, the natural symptoms like missed period, morning sickness, breast soreness, headaches, bloating, vaginal discharge are common to all women, but to ensure that you are on your way to be a mother :) you can use a pregnancy test that will detect a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).

HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy, it appears in the blood and urine of a pregnant women and is generated by the newly formed placenta. You can buy a home pregnancy tests wich use urine for detection and will only succeed if you have sufficient HCG in your blood and if you are very early in your pregnancy, and the HCG level is below 25-50 mIU/mL, the test will be negative , this test cannot detect a pregnancy until at least 12 to 15 days after the fertilization, otherwise you can use the clinical blood test wich can confirm the fertilization early as 6 to 8 days.

Why Do I Need A Pregnancy Test ?

  • To check if you are pregnant :D
  • Measure the age of the fetus.
  • To detect anomaly conditions that can raise HCG levels which may indicate a problem with your pregnancy.
A normal first pregnancy will have the HCG levels rise rapidly during the first trimester and then slightly decline, so keep an eye on your HCG levels for a healthy new mother.


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