For mothers who are waiting for pregnancy, each month certainly feels its own tension. Every time the slightest symptom appears, you may start to think of it as a sign of pregnancy.
So, are you asking whether you can feel the signs of pregnancy before your period is late? Turns out you can.
Mothers can feel pregnant before menstruation is late. Some people say they feel pregnancy symptoms within a week of conception (about a week before their missed period).
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However, many early pregnancy symptoms overlap with other medical conditions, as well as your menstrual cycle in general. Premenstrual symptoms can be very similar to pregnancy symptoms. So when is the best time to do a pregnancy test?
Best time to do a pregnancy test
How soon can you do a pregnancy test? Even though you may want to know immediately whether you are pregnant or not, your body may not be ready to tell you. So it is unlikely that you will get an accurate pregnancy test before your period is late.
This is the reason, as reported by Parents, that the embryo implants in the uterine wall around six to 10 days after fertilization and begins to produce a pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG in urine, but it takes time for your body to produce enough to get accurate results.
“In general, a urine test requires 50 units of hCG to get a positive result,” explains Daniel Roshan, MD, OB-GYN at Rosh Maternal-Fetal Medicine in New York City.
Every pregnancy is different, you may have gotten 50 units even before your period is late, or it may take longer to produce that amount.
In other words, the amount of hCG in a woman’s urine can vary until her period is late. Some women may see a positive test result before their period is late and others may not.
To get accurate results, you should wait at least one week after you miss your period.
Some pregnancy tests claim to detect hCG before your period is late, but this is not a guarantee. Pregnant women have varying amounts of hCG until menstruation is late; These ‘early detection’ tests may work in some women and not others. Check the packaging of your pregnancy test kit to find out more about its accuracy.
However, you may be able to increase your chances of getting a correct reading by doing the test in the morning. Because the morning is the best time to do a pregnancy test because urine has a higher concentration of hCG when you first wake up.
And whenever you do a test, follow the instructions on the packaging carefully, and don’t take a pregnancy test that has expired.
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If the test result is negative but experiencing symptoms of pregnancy
If your pregnancy test is negative, but you haven’t menstruated and are experiencing other symptoms, wait a few days or a week to do another test. Mothers should also consider seeing a gynecologist for further examination.
False positive test result
If you get a positive result from a home pregnancy test, it means the hCG hormone was detected in your body. In rare cases, this may be caused by hCG-containing medications, ovarian problems, or menopause, and not by pregnancy.
Faint lines on test pack
A faint line means the amount of the hCG hormone in the blood is very small. This is quite acceptable in early pregnancy. The concentration of hCG in the body increases with increasing gestational age.
If you have received the results of the two blue lines you have been waiting for, don’t forget to immediately check with your obstetrician to get more detailed information about the health of the mother and fetus in the womb. At this visit, the doctor will perform an ultrasound examination to confirm your pregnancy.
After it is confirmed that you are pregnant, the doctor will explain the things you need, starting from vitamin supplements (if you haven’t taken them), foods that you should consume a lot, food restrictions, and other things related to pregnancy. Always obey what the doctor says, Mother.
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