When You Should Take a Pregnancy Test.

Here are some signs that you should take a pregnancy test.

Even with the most effective birth control methods, there’s always a chance for error. After all, it takes just one sperm to fertilize the egg.

Finding out whether or not that’s happened is as easy as taking an over-the-counter (OTC) pregnancy test.

OTC pregnancy tests typically test your urine for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).

 HCG is only present if you’re pregnant. The hormone is only released if a fertilized egg attaches outside the uterus or to your uterine lining.

There are different ways to collect your urine for the test. You should wait to take a pregnancy test until the week after your missed period for the most accurate result.

 If you don’t want to wait until you’ve missed your period.One of the first and most reliable signs of pregnancy is a missed period.

If you don’t track your cycle closely, it might be hard to determine whether or not you’re late.

Implantation can also produce a feeling similar to menstrual cramps. In early pregnancy, you may feel this discomfort and think your period is just around the corner, but then it never comes.

Despite your birth control preferences, consider taking a test if you experience any of the signs we’ve listed.

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