As a rule, already the first days of a delay in the menstrual cycle lead to the fact that a woman begins to think about her possible “interesting position”. The main first signs of pregnancy include sudden drowsiness, tearfulness, and nausea in the morning. Among other things, strange gastronomic addictions or a sharp increase in appetite can be added to these signs. As the body begins to work differently, a woman may notice an increased urge to urinate and frequent nightly “goes” to the toilet.
However, all these signs are not necessarily companions of the onset of pregnancy. After all, a lot here depends on the hormonal background, and its violations are not uncommon in non-pregnant women. In order to diagnose your position more accurately, you should use more reliable methods. So what do gynecologists recommend?
A pregnancy test is perhaps the most affordable and reliable way. The degree of its reliability is more than 90%, and there are no difficulties in using it. Such a test works on the principle of determining the level of chorionic gonadotropin in a woman’s body — a special hormone produced in a woman’s body from the first days of pregnancy. In order for the test to “recognize” it, a special plate is impregnated with the appropriate solution. Remember that the highest concentration of the hormone in the urine is in the morning. Of course, to confirm the result, it does not hurt to repeat the test.
Many women prefer to measure their basal body temperature. The reliability of such a test is also very high. Studyis to immediately after waking up measure the temperature at a depth of 2 cm in the rectum. Pregnancy is considered to have occurred if the measured temperature exceeds 37 degrees. Keep in mind that the temperature must certainly be measured without getting out of bed.
However, perhaps the most reliable way is to conduct laboratory blood tests. Blood is taken from a vein. It determines the level of the hormone trophoblastic beta-globulin. According to the determined level, you can even indicate the expected gestational age. By the way, this is the only way to find out about pregnancy immediately after conception, that is, without waiting for a menstrual delay.
If you need a method that is 100% reliable, then you should use ultrasound. The only caveat is that you can use it only 21 days after conception. By the way, it is ultrasound that helps not only to determine the onset of pregnancy, but also diagnose any disease. There are two ways to conduct such a diagnosis — vaginally or through the abdominal anterior wall. There are also limitations here — it is believed that before 9 weeks of pregnancy, a vaginal examination may be unsafe for the fetus.
The variety of ways allows each woman to choose the one that is convenient for herself, taking into account the situation and state of health. Moreover, none of these methods does not require any complicated steps. However, even if, according to the results of the test, you learned about the long-awaited pregnancy, you should not ignore the visit to the attending physician to confirm the results and register. All other nuances relating to your condition will be supervised by your leading gynecologist. The task of a woman here is obvious — you need to try to get the maximum pleasure from a new state for you.