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When you are trying to conceive, you want to know the good news as early as possible. Disappointing but true, you would need to miss your periods and only then you can be assured of a 100% positive result. Since the exact date of conception is unknown and quiet difficult to figure out, gynecologists calculate your pregnancy from the first day of the last menstrual period. You ovulate approximately 14 days after your cycle is over and this is the time when the ovum can possibly unite with the sperm. Once the egg is fertilized, hormonal changes take place in the body as it starts preparing itself to nourish the baby for the next eight months. The implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus usually takes place 6 to 10 days after ovulation. When implantation takes place, the production of the pregnancy hormone Beta HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin starts. Now the level of Beta HCG rises at its own pace and will be visible in a pregnancy test not until you miss your periods. Some early detection test may give you positive results as early as 3 days before you miss your periods but they may not be as accurate. It is best to wait till you miss your periods, even better if you test 1 – 2 days after you miss your periods, because you can get a 99% positive result. From this time on, you’re surely pregnant! You can now fix an appointment with a gynecologist to get further tests done to be 100%.
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