You think that you are pregnant. Delayed menstruation - is not necessarily a pregnancy. Nervous tension, lack of sleep, weight loss (whether simple malnutrition or the use of pills to lose weight) have the right to affect your cycle it means that you just have missed period but not pregnant. By the way, even the healthiest women with weight loss will begin to limit the minimum disruption to the menstrual cycle, and then they cease altogether. Nature is arranged so that in critical situations on a global scale (wars, revolutions), which are necessarily accompanied by stress and hunger, women, and blood is not lost, and not pregnant and given birth.
The only reliable way to establish a pregnancy is ultrasound. Ultrasound - one of the most reliable methods of diagnosis. However, in the first weeks of delay, he still can not reliably "consider" the pregnancy, but time flies.
Establishment of pregnancy in terms of hormones
The test-stripe. This is the simplest of tools for rapid diagnosis of pregnancy can be purchased at any pharmacy. The principle of such a diagnosis is simple - during pregnancy, from the first days after conception, there is a change in hormone levels in the blood of women. Fertilized egg (the future fetus) produces hormones that enter the bloodstream and thence into the urine for determining the level of one of these hormones (HCG) and is based test.
Tip - buy the test in the evening and use the next morning: in the morning portion of urine concentration of the hormone are much higher than during the day.
Laboratory tests. More sophisticated methods of determining pregnancy are based on measuring the level of hormones in a woman's laboratory method. You take the analysis: blood from a vein or urine and after a while gets a result. In this case, is usually determined the level of other, more specific hormone – trophy ballistic beta globulin, which provides more reliable information about the timing of a possible pregnancy.
Laboratory method is much safer, albeit more time consuming.
Where can I go to confirm or deny? The answer to this question is obvious - the antenatal clinic.
The next question is - when? The term was intended menstruation; home pregnancy test came up positive, wait for two weeks. Obstetrician-gynecologist to confirm that you really are expecting a baby, starting with four weeks of pregnancy - about two weeks after the date of the alleged menses, because pregnancy usually occurs in mid-cycle. But put off a visit to the consultation should not be: early diagnosis of pregnancy will not only precisely determine the date of birth, but in full and complete all necessary examinations and timely detect the presence (or better yet lack of it) all sorts of problems.