Every woman who plans for having a baby, is dreaming of that moment when the pregnancy test gives her the positive result, it’s really such a turning moment in life and the joy that every future mum feels at this moment is indescribable. But, when the result in negative, you mommy feels a bad disappointment, but you know what you might be pregnant, but you didn’t do it right, yes that is true.
Let me tell you more about that, there are types of pregnancy tests like, home pregnancy test, blood test and pelvic test. Most women prefer to do pregnancy test at home, no needles, no doctor prescription, no time to wait for the results and it’s so easy and accurate as well. Home pregnancy test gives you the result by detecting a hormone called HCG, this hormone can be easily detected after the implant process is done in which the fertilized egg is attached to the uterus wall or in other words when the pregnancy takes place.
The home pregnancy tests give accurate results with 97to 99% if used in the right time. Yes, there is a right time to do this test, if you want to get this accurate percentage. The best time and most accurate time is after the time of a missed period, because the HCG hormone that I mentioned above is released after about 6 days from the conception and it increases more and more as the days of pregnancy goes.
Early in the morning is the best time to do home pregnancy test, because at that time the urine has the highest concentration of the HCG hormone and that will defiantly gives you more accurate results. You can do home pregnancy test so easily by putting two drops of urine on the strip of the pregnancy test and wait for couple minutes and YAY, it’s positive or negative and don’t lose hope, try again.
Theses home pregnancy tests are accurate as I mentioned before, but sometimes it gives the wrong answers with false negative, but this may happen for some reasons like, you drank too much fluids before you take the test, you didn’t’ wait enough, you didn’t read the instructions well or you did the test before the missed period time.
This will sound weird but sometimes it may gives a false positive and this happens when, you take medications that increase the HCG hormone, there is an amount of protein or blood in your urine, you choose an expired test or you are going through something called a chemical pregnancy in which the egg is fertilized and attached to the uterus, but it suddenly stopped developing for whatever reason.
There are other ways to confirm whether you are pregnant or not and they are the pelvic exam and the blood test. The pelvic exam is done by doctor at a clinic or the hospital and the blood test is done with a doctor prescription at a laboratory. The blood test is done to detect the concentration of the HCG hormone or to confirm its presence. It gives very accurate results and you usually get the results after two days.
If the pregnancy test gives you negative result and you have missed period or you feel you are pregnant, talk to your doctor and if it’s positive you will need to give a visit to your doctor too to grantee the safety of your health and your baby’s too. I hope you all get good news with pregnancy test.