Pregnancy Confirmation

Confirmation of a pregnancy

The pregnancy is confirmed with a ‘pregnancy test’. This can be done either on urine of blood. The test detects the presence of a hormone that rises in pregnancy (Human Chorionic gonadotropin – HCG) in the body. This typically takes 7-12 days after successful implantation of the egg.

The urine pregnancy test kit can be purchased “over the counter”. It will detect pregnancy a few days after you have missed your usual period. It has to be done preferably on the first morning urine.

Blood pregnancy tests are more sensitive than urine pregnancy tests. The final confirmation of a pregnancy is by a sonography