Understanding Pregnancy Testing
In the aim of a baby, couples increase their sexual activities before and during the ovulation period of the woman; usually it is the two to three days (what the hell stretch it to 5 days girlfriend) in the middle of the Menstrual Cycle (MC). I have to use middle, since using day 14 is not applicable for women who have longer or shorter than 28 days of MC. Now here’s the trick, sperm can live in a woman’s body for up to six days — possibly seven, where as an Egg is available in the show for a window of (it gets scary at this point) 12-24 hours. This means, a constant supply of healthy young sperm should be present; every other day contact does the job.
There are two types of pregnancy test
1. Urine test
The urine test can be taken home after a missed period is confirmed, in some women it can be taken few days before, such as the case with my sister. Other women should wait for as long as six weeks well into pregnancy to know for sure they are pregnant. The Urine test detects HCG levels, a hormone found in system only after an egg has been fertilized. And I repeat: only after an egg has been fertilized.
2. Blood test
And there are two types here (mind you, this is my information so far, I could be short on knowledge, but not mistaken) the first is the positive/negative basic paper slip, and it detects HCG levels when they are higher than a figure of 25. It should give reliable results, but can only be trusted if you take it when missing period, or days after.
The second is Beta HCG test, which detects the hormone produced by the cells of the implanting egg, the detection window opens by 8 to 9 days after ovulation. This is a quantitative test, you don’t have to wait for your period to be late, all you have to do is make sure you’ve had sex, ovulated, and passed 8-10 days after ovulation. Again I repeat: passed 8-10 days after ovulation, which ensures the fertilization of the egg.