Am I Pregnant?

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Whether you are anticipating one line or two, the process of finding out is usually the same. The test detects a hormone in your body called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which develops during pregnancy. HCG doubles approximately every 48 hours in the early stages of pregnancy.

The most reliable form of confirming pregnancy is via blood test as the blood tests tend to contain more HCG than urine. Home pregnancy tests work just as good. As long as you follow the instructions on the package, it should give you an accurate result.

When`s best to take a home pregnancy test?

It is best to take a test after you have missed your period. If you’re unsure of when your last period was, you can possibly wait 21 days after you last had unprotected sex.  There are no minimum amount of tests you can take, if you want you can take one every day as the wait is always so dreaded! Tests are easily available in your local supermarkets and pharmacy.

When do I tell my doctors?

It is best to tell your GP surgery or local midwife service as soon as possible, ideally before 8 weeks into the pregnancy. This is so that you get the care and information you need to hopefully have a healthy pregnancy.

When do I tell my partner, family or friends?

The answer to this question is whenever YOU want. When you are comfortable and happy you can tell whom so ever you wish.  What about my employer? If you’re entitled to paid maternity leave, you must tell your employer by no later than 25 weeks. If you are not entitled to paid maternity leave then you can apply for maternity allowance through the government website (applies in the UK, check your government policy if you live outside of the UK).

Am I Pregnant?

Finding out your pregnant is always so overwhelming. Whether it is your first child or your fourth! The feelings are always so intense. Take a deep breath, we are with you through this journey!

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