Confirmation tests of pregnancy and symptoms in the pregnant woman
There are a series of signs or symptoms that indicate to the woman that she is pregnant: absence of periods, enlargement of the breasts and tender breasts, feeling dizzy, vomiting and nausea or fatigue. There are women who experience all these symptoms and others do not suffer any of the discomforts of pregnancy. Finally, the confirmation of pregnancy comes through a pregnancy test, a blood test or an ultrasound to visualize the embryo sac.
Confirmation of Pregnancy
Pregnancy test: These are easy techniques, they can be done at home, and they are detected in the urine, it consists of finding a hormone called BHCG in the urine and it can be found 4 or 5 days after the menstrual delay. There are some factors or some medications that can alter the test, for example, very dilute urine or some diuretics, can lead to false negatives (the test is negative, when there is pregnancy), and some antiepileptic drugs or tranquilizers can lead to false negatives. positive (give me the positive test, when there is no pregnancy). In case of doubt, we will detect BHCG in maternal blood.
Laboratory tests: To find out if you are pregnant, you can go to a consultation to detect BHCG in maternal blood, it is faster and more specific than the previous one, and consists of taking blood from the mother. It can be detected at 9 – 10 days after ovulation, therefore we would not have to wait for a menstrual delay. If we are looking for a pregnancy, we could draw blood 10 days after our ovulation and know or not if we are pregnant. Now we are going to talk about signs of presumption, probability and certainty that could also be used to know if we are pregnant or not.
Heartbeat: By ultrasound can be heard in week 6 or 7 of pregnancy.
Ultrasound: We can visualize the embryo sac around week 4-5 of gestation. All of this will help us to know if I am pregnant and within the deadlines in which I can find out.
They are those that we experience and count, therefore they are subjective:
Absence of Menstruation: If you want to know if you are pregnant, the lack of the rule, can be useful especially in women with regular cycles, and is the first sign of pregnancy.
Nausea and vomiting: Occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy, and is due to hormonal changes, they are more frequent in the morning.
Sensitivity in the chest: We are bothered by the rec of the bra and even the touch.
Sleep and fatigue: It can occur during the first weeks and even last the entire first trimester, it is due to high levels of progesterone and a greater expenditure of energy, and it can also be accompanied by drowsiness.
Changes in the skin: We can get spots, the most frequent is that they begin to appear on the face, since it is the area most exposed to the sun.
Mood: Most often we have mood swings, we go from sadness to joy very quickly.