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THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE FINDING OUT YOU’RE PREGNANT

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THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE FINDING OUT YOU’RE PREGNANT

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Missed your period! Waiting for your period to arrive, but still delayed?!

Congrats, you could be expecting a baby.1

You can often tell if you’re pregnant or not by basically noticing pregnancy signs, if you notice at least one of those sings perform a home pregnancy test. They are usually very accurate if done after the first day of your missed period.1, 2

For more acute results, try the below lab tests:

Urine tests: are the same as the tests you can take at home. Normally, you can expect your results within a week of taking the test.2, 3

Blood tests: can detect pregnancy earlier than a home pregnancy test and can be performed in a laboratory about 6 to 8 days after ovulation. There are 2 types of blood tests: One that doctors request to confirm pregnancy as early as 10 days after a missed period. And another test that might be helpful in tracking any problems during pregnancy.2, 4

If you get a positive result in any of these tests, you should schedule an appointment with your gynaecologist.1

References:

1.       Tests Used to Confirm Pregnancy. Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/tests#home-tests Last accessed: 21/06/2019

2.       What Do You Want to Know About Pregnancy? Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy#symptoms Last accessed: 21/06/2019

3.       Pregnancy Clinical tests. Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/tests#clinical-test Last accessed: 21/06/2019

Pregnancy Tests. Available at https://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-tests#1 Last accessed: 21/06/2019