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Confirm Your Pregnancy

Certainly, a pregnancy test is a good way to confirm your pregnancy, but that’s not the only way. You can also confirm your pregnancy by paying attention to your body as early as one week of conception. 

  • Know the pregnancy symptoms
  • Home Pregnancy Tests
  • Your First Visit to Doctor
  • Confirmatory Tests Help
  • Calculation of Due Date

Know the pregnancy symptoms

  • Deferred period (amenorrhoea): If your menses are postponed more than 10 days past the due date, with past periods being general and you have been sexually dynamic, there is an extremely great risk of you having get pregnant.
  • "Morning sickness"(nausea): feeling diseased, or retching in the morning (give a connection for explanations).
  • Breast changes: Fullness, prickling sensations and weight in breasts is regular. Your breasts might feel tormenting to touch additionally.
  • Pee issues: Feeling like urinating all the more frequently.
  • Tiredness (weariness): feeling bizarrely tired and lazy.
  • Nourishment crazes: Traditionally the picture of a lady consuming pickle /"imli" or other harsh nourishments has been utilized to recommend pregnancy in Indian films. There is a few groundwork to this, as most ladies improve solid likes and hates for different nourishment things in pregnancy. Once in a while, there could additionally be desiring for unexpected thing, for example mud.
  • Expanded vaginal release.

Other bodily changes include:

  • Constipation.
  • Mood changes.
  • Irritability.
  • Excessive salivation.

Home Pregnancy Tests Help

Developments in lab testing have now arrived at a stage where we have entry to simple to-utilize dependable pregnancy test units over the counter In pregnancy, the developing tissues of the new origination (early foetus) emit an unique hormone into your physique called 'human Chorionic Gonadotrophin' hcg). This enters your blood as right on time as one week emulating fertilisation. This could be followed from your blood or pee by uncommon tests. Home tests are finished with pee.

Contingent on the sort and affectability of the test utilized, pregnancy might be identified as right on time as a day or two from the missed period.

Tests currently available include

1) In the first week (within 7 days of missed periods)

  • Pregcolor card (used extensively in India)
  • Velocit one step pregnancy test

Both these tests use the principle of two colored bands appearing if you are pregnant and only one band appearing if you are not.

2) Within 2 weeks of missed period:

  • Pregcolour bottle
  • Granindex slide test

These tests need a higher level of hCG before they become positive. Hence they become positive after five weeks from the last menstrual period.

Points to be noted:

For best results, you must take care that

  • Pee is gathered in a clean, dry compartment.
  • Unanticipated morning specimen of pee is favored.
  • A new specimen is ideal
  • It might happen that a test outcome comes negative in spite of the fact that you may be, in all actuality pregnant. This is more probable if:
  • Your cycles are unpredictable or are frequently postponed.
  • The testing has been carried out quite at a young hour in such cases, if the test is rehashed one week later, it might get positive.
  • It is dependably fitting to affirm the pregnancy finding by a qualified medicinal specialist as all tests have their restrictions.

Your first visit to the doctor

As talked about prior, you might feel certain progressions in your physique, which let you know that you are pregnant. You might have done a home test to discover. In any case, it is exceptional to counsel a specialist to make sure. This is the way your specialist can help you.

Signs ( What the Gynaecologist sees / feels) There different unpretentious changes in your physique in pregnancy, which might be surveyed before there are clear physical progressions.

General Examination

  • Pulse rate goes up by 10 – 15 beats / minute
  • Skin pigmentation increases. You may have a darker colored "butterfly" distribution rash on the face (chloasma).Using a sun protection cream may reduce the pigmentation
  • Blood pressure tends to go low


  • Darker pigmentation of the areola (region around areola) and of the areolas
  • Clogging of breasts and widened veins seen over the bosom

Genital Tract

  • Expanded vaginal release (leucorrhoea) is regular
  • Dim, somewhat blue staining of vagina and cervix because of clogging
  • The cervix and uterus feel delicate
  • The uterus step by step begins expanding in size as pregnancy developments. Be that as it may, it is challenging indeed, for an encountered Gynaecologist, to unequivocally affirm pregnancy just by uterine measure soon after 6 weeks from the last period. It is just 3 months later that the uterus could be felt on stomach examination. Soon after that, an inner examination is fundamental.

Confirmatory Tests

After examining you, your doctor may feel that certain tests need to be done. In particular, for early pregnancy you may be advised to do the following tests:

  • Serum beta - hcg: to affirm the pregnancy if pee testing is not convincing, or serve to choose the further medication if there should be an occurrence of muddlings, Such as vicinity of draining / spotting in unanticipated pregnancy
  • Sonography: This test is extremely functional for different Gynaecological conditions, particularly pregnancy

Role of Sonography in Confirming Pregnancy:

Is it necessary in all cases ? Abdominal sonography, scanning is done through a full bladder to see the uterus. Depending on the machine and operator’s experience, you can usually find

  • A little echodense ring ( gestational /pregnancy sac in which the foetus is suspended or encased ) by 6 weeks.
  • See foetal echoes inside the gestational sac by 8 weeks most recent. Transvaginal (inward) sonography, The determination is better and pregnancy could be gotten prior, as promptly as 4 and half weeks.

Is it necessary in all cases ?

Not necessary if:

  • Your periods are decently normal; you are not having any issue
  • You recollect your Lmp (Last Menstrual Period) date fittingly
  • Your periods are sporadic
  • You are not certain of your dates
  • Your specialist feels it is fitting

Necessary if:

  • You have any draining in the wake of missing a period
  • There is mistrust about if the pregnancy is developing great
  • There is suspicion of strange particularly ectopic or additional uterine pregnancy

Calculation of Due Date

When you are certain you are pregnant, the inquiry that strikes a chord, regularly, is when are you liable to deliver.there are different approaches to gauge the due date, yet you should recall that it is never completely a certain date. In spite of the fact that greater part of ladies will convey inside a prior week or after the due date, there may be varieties Link to preterm labour and delayed labour in Abnormal conveyances.

  • Naegles rule: For a woman with regular 28 day cycles, the expected due date (EDD) can be calculated by adding 9 calendar months and 7 days to the first day of the last menstural period (LMP) 
    For Eg: 
    LMP 10-06-1999 -------- EDD 17-03-2000 
    LMP 28-10-1999 ---------EDD 04-08-2000. 
  • If your cycles are regular, but either more or less than 28 days, you can calculate the date by adjusting the difference from 28. 
    For E.g.: 
    LMP 10-06-1999, cycles 30 days = EDD 19-03-2000 
    LMP 28-10-1999, cycles 25 days = EDD 01-07-2000 
  • Your doctor will usually use this formula and calculate your date, so do not worry if your calculative skills are not good.