When to Take a Pregnancy Test

When to take a pregnancy test is a big question. Pregnancy is an important thing for a married couple. It is everything especially for the mothers. It has been something a married couple has always been waiting for and it has been something mothers would love to find out. The only way to find it out is by taking a pregnancy test. However, before doing the pregnancy tests, the couples have to be well informed about the best time to do it. If you are one of the couples planning to do it, here is some information which can be helpful to you.

One Day after Your Period is Late

Women will produce a type of hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin or which is usually abbreviated as hCG. This hormone will not be produced unless a woman is pregnant, so it is a strong indication of pregnancy. The amount of this hormone which can be detected by the pregnancy test device is around fifty. Women’s produce different amounts of it until their periods are late. One day after the due period date is the best time to check whether a woman is pregnant. It is because usually the hormone will reach the amount of fifty during this time. Therefore, a woman may use the best of this time to get her tested and be ready for the good news.

When to Take a Pregnancy Test

Four Days before the Period is not the Best Time

Some pregnancy test devices are said to be very sensitive and accurate that these devices can show accurate results even before the periods are late. However, taking the pregnancy test before the periods are late is not suggested. It is because the results are sometimes proven to be false. Imagine a woman who has waited for having a baby for a long time suddenly realizes that the result is actually negative. It might affect their mental health. The disappointment of not having a baby soon is somehow just gross. The arrival of a baby usually means happiness. The fact of not having this happiness is upsetting especially for the mother to be. This happens because the hCG may not have accumulated up to fifty. Therefore, it is not detected by the device. When a woman comes to the doctor to ask about this, usually the doctor asks how many days the period has been late. It is to make sure that the woman is really pregnant. It is also not common for the doctor to suggest a woman to take a pregnancy test several days before the period is due.

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