Any woman who plans to have a baby wants to know “where the pheasant is sitting,” or rather, is she pregnant? Firstly, this is how she gets confidence in whether she will have a baby in the near future, and, secondly, if the reason for the indisposition or emotional change is in health problems, the woman will immediately turn to a doctor for help.
Why do you need to know if conception happened?
To say that any pregnancy is desirable, it is impossible, and you understand that perfectly. Some women even in their thoughts do not have a child at this stage of life, or desire is present, but there is no permanent partner for this.
And one thing, if the delay of critical days in their situation appeared because of a cold, and quite another, if they really are pregnant. Yes, and learn about your interesting position in three or four months – it is out of hand, as you understand.
For those ladies who went to conceive purposefully, to determine whether they are pregnant means to know the preliminary date of birth. This is incredibly important for those future mothers, whose menstrual cycle is not distinguished by enviable regularity, and ovulation often “jumps”.
Signs of pregnancy: early but indicative
Many women “learn” about pregnancy not because of the test, but by relying on their own well-being. The fact of the matter is that by some subjective signs it’s really possible to understand whether a woman has become pregnant or not.
Consider the most “popular” symptoms.
The main indicator is the delay of menstruation, however, it should be taken with great attention, because the failure of the cycle occurs for other reasons: because of stress or, for example, acclimatization.
Lower abdominal pain
Immediately after conception, some women talk about pain, “pulling the belly.” She is very similar to the one that precedes menstruation. But if a week has passed, the pain does not pass and critical days do not come, it means that the lady needs to see a doctor and exclude the possibility of ectopic pregnancy.
It is possible to determine whether conception has occurred, possibly also by the reaction of the digestive tract to a remarkable “innovation”. It is expressed in flatulence, heartburn, vomiting, intolerance to “fragrant” odors and even the desire to eat something unusual.
The woman who decided to have a child in anticipation of conception is in an unstable emotional state, and sometimes such changes are really connected with the victory in the “pregnant” field.
Breast changes are another sign of possible pregnancy: about 90% of women will experience discomfort in this area even before they learn about a joyful event from a gynecologist.
Sometimes early pregnancy is accompanied by weakness, malaise, and even temperature jumps. All this is similar to the symptoms of acute respiratory infections, but in the case of pregnancy, they really coincide.
Visit to the doctor and ultrasound
We can not say that the visit to the gynecologist and ultrasound are one of the most reliable ways to establish the fact of pregnancy. Moreover, ultrasound helps the doctor to exclude an ectopic pregnancy, understand how many babies will be born, and even hear the baby’s heartbeat at 5-6 weeks.
In order to know for sure whether conception has come, the expectant mother must pass the analysis for hCG. The fact is that in her body even before she gives birth to a baby, human chorionic gonadotropin begins to be actively produced. In the “non-pregnant” state, the level of the hormone in the blood is no more than 5 mU / ml, but after conception has happened, the hCG grows like yeast.
That is why the date of conception (approximate) due to the analysis of hCG can be found out long before the woman finds a delay in menstruation.
This is done by three methods:
To get a 100% result, you need to do a test no earlier than 10 days from the moment of conception, which is why women who run to the pharmacy during the first two days of the delay can get a not quite “truthful” result.
But according to blood test, HCG shows conception a week after ovulation (this is almost a week before the start of critical days).
Hypersensitive pregnancy tests
Not all ladies guessing “on a daisy” cry out for the help of hCG. Many people need the result right now and at home! Therefore, medicine for the convenience of future mothers has developed special hypersensitive tests to determine pregnancy.
They respond so well to gonadotropin in the urine that a woman gets an answer to her question instantly and fairly accurately. Unfortunately, not with an absolute guarantee, since if the level of gonadotropin is not too high.
For example, if the test is done on the morning after a “fun” night with a man, then the result of the analysis may be erroneous. To ensure the accuracy of the test results, a woman should repeat it after a couple of days.
Hypersensitive tests are of two types: inkjet and cassette.
You can use his “third eye” if you need to get the result at any time of the day and not wait for the morning. You simply hold the intended part with the adsorbent material directly under the urine stream. Is hCG level at 20 mIU / ml? We congratulate you, everything turned out!
It can be applied a week after fertilization of the egg, and the results of such a test, according to experts (if done correctly), are 99%.
This lab, only small, which shows a perfectly accurate result. It is easy to use, as it is equipped with a special pipette, which helps a woman to measure the necessary amount of urine and pour it into the reservoir. And this is also a drawback of the cassette test, since it is not very convenient for some ladies to collect urine in a separate container.
The sensitivity of this test is amazing! One week after fertilization and long before the delay, you can find out if conception has occurred or not.
Determine the term of conception
This is another important aspect in the matter of conception. As a rule, this can be done by counting the days from the beginning of the last menstrual period. In the same way, doctors determine the possible date of birth, thereby eliminating the problem of fetus postponing or, on the contrary, prematurity.
Two ways to calculate:
- Add to the date of the first day of the last 40 weeks or 280 days, calculating the period for ovulation (2 weeks).
- Count off from the first day of the last 3 months and add one week to the received date.
Finally, it should be said that in an effort to determine the term of conception and find out whether it happened at all, the expectant mother takes care not only of herself, but also of her baby. It is also important because, in the early stages of pregnancy, to determine for herself what she will do with this good news further.