Are you Pregnant? Know It Yourself

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pregnant ladyPregnancy is a physiological process, but woman’s body undergo considerable changes (although physiological) during pregnancy. Due to considerable physiological changes taking place in women’s (mother) body, one needs to monitor the changes to ensure good health for the mother as well as for the growing fetus. The pregnant mother needs routine medical check-ups to ensure smooth running of pregnancy and also detect if there is any abnormality and take necessary measure.

What are the symptoms of pregnancy?

The first symptom of pregnancy noticed by women is delay in menstrual period. If there is any delay in menstrual period, pregnancy should be suspected (unless the menstrual period in a particular woman is very irregular). Other symptoms are nausea and vomiting (especially in the morning time and known as “morning sickness”), tenderness (pain on pressure is called tenderness) and swelling of breasts, increased frequency of urination, backache, tiredness, craving for certain food items such as sour foods.

The above symptoms can help in suspecting if a woman is pregnant. Presence of any one of the symptoms or combination of more than one symptom, home pregnancy test can be conducted, using “home pregnancy test kit” (available in various brand names such as Prega-news) which are available easily. The kits for testing pregnancy at home are very accurate. Do not forget to get follow-up from a doctor once you diagnose pregnancy using the home test kit.

Procedure of using the “home pregnancy test kit”:

Doing the test at home using “home pregnancy test kit” is simple and easy and anyone can perform the test. To perform the test, add a drop of early morning mid stream urine in the kit and wait for few seconds. If visible lines appear in the area where “test” (T) and “control” (C) are marked, the pregnancy test is positive. If visible line appears only in the area where control (C) is marked, than the test is negative.

The home test kits (and all other pregnancy tests) detect the concentration of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in the urine, which is raised during pregnancy and excreted in urine. If your home test result is positive make sure to consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis.

Does positive result in “home pregnancy test kit” always mean pregnancy?

The answer to this question is no. The home pregnancy test kits are designed to detect hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in the urine and any condition where hCG is raised can give positive result, such as tumor of uterus, fibroid of uterus etc. This is also a reason why you should consult a doctor/gynecologist if your test kit result is positive for pregnancy.

Author of this article is Jupitor Chakma who blogs in his own Health Blog and Net Health Site regularly. To read the high quality health content written by Jupitor Chakma, visit his health blogs.

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  1. briant says:

    I’m not sure what made me read this. lol. maybe I just like to help others or impress them with this new knowledge about being pregnant. :)
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  2. Marty

    We all has a pregnancy scare at one time or another. It’s good for men to know how to spot the symptoms too LOL
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  3. joe says:

    Well.. I guess this knowledge is also important for men to have as well. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  4. selfishyayun

    I am not married, but is useful for me to learn even if I was a man who later would become an expectant father. By studying this I can be more ready and come to be mentors during my wife pregnant.
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  5. terry says:

    Well I never really knew a lot about pregnancy until now. It’s a nice thing and useful thing to learn about. nice post. :)
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  6. sue

    It’s always best to consult a doctor to make sure that you are positive, you are pregnant. I’ve had experiences where the tests are positive, yet was never pregnant. Always make sure to use a good quality test. I believe first response is the best. Also, take a look at the expiration date, make sure that’s not soon! These little things matter in giving the correct answer. Sometimes, when things go wrong, not even doctor’s can determine what happened, but we have to deal with it and have faith that the next time comes healthy! Best of luck to all who are pregnant, may you have healthy and happy babies :)

  7. Although pregnancy is a physiological (normal) process, the body of pregnant woman is stressed due to it and need special care for smooth running of pregnancy.
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  8. Jessica says:

    Pregnancy can be a very serious issue. The symptoms listed here are very useful especially for the younger generation. Pregnancy kits are accurate but the symptoms can make confirm pregnancy too.
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