From pregnancy testing to results
Now you know what tests are available and you have enough information to choose the right one for you. But what will happen when you get the results?
First of all, you should not panic. No matter if you are trying to get pregnant or praying for negative results, one test is not the end of the world. Take a deep breath, wait a few days, and repeat the test.
Sometimes, pregnancy tests give false positive results. The cause could be a chemical or ectopic pregnancy. You may have developed ovarian conditions (cysts), or you may be approaching menopause.
Once you’ve made sure the results are accurate, you can consider your options, consult yourself with your partner or your loved ones, and make a decision.
If you have been trying to get pregnant and the results are negative, do not despair. Women now have babies at almost every age. Keep trying, check out the best sex practices for conceiving, and do not stress too much over it. If your efforts do not pay the desired results, see a fertility specialist.
If the test result is positive and your pregnancy is unplanned, take some time to process the news and make a decision. Consider the repercussions of keeping the baby, giving it for adoption, or having an abortion.
Reading our post on Abortion could be a great starting point for you to become aware of the risks and implications of your decision. Finally, don’t hesitate to discuss your options with the baby’s father, your parents, or anyone you care about and trust, and who cares about you.
However, under no circumstances should you let anyone tell you what to decide. The decision of whether or not you should keep your baby should be yours alone. After all, you will be the one living with the consequences of your actions.
Pregnancy means a life growing inside you, so you want to take it seriously. At the first pregnancy symptoms, buy a home pregnancy test. Carefully read and follow the instructions, and make sure you interpret the results correctly.
And don’t hesitate to see your doctor if you feel that you need them. Even if you manage to confirm your pregnancy at home, you should get an ultrasound at the end of your eighth week of pregnancy. It’s when your baby is already formed and you hear their heartbeat.
Did you take the pregnancy test? What results did you obtain and how do you feel about it? Don’t hesitate to share your story in a comment below!
Mihaela is a proud mother of two, happily married to the love of her life and passionate about reading, music, healthy cooking, and child psychology. A sociologist and expert copywriter, she now channels her knowledge and experience in writing for Iris Content, AM Navigator, Top 10 Picks, and, last but not least, her soul-project, BebeYoga.