Pregnancy Test and Birth Control

If you had an intercourse and suspect that you are pregnant then there are ways to know the actual situation by a Pregnancy Test. A Pregnancy Test checks for a special hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), in the urine or the blood. Its presence in the urine or blood indicates that the woman is pregnant. The hormone is also called the pregnancy hormone.

There are two types of pregnancy test, out of which one tests the blood and the other checks the urine for the pregnancy hormone. If you want to check it at home you can do a urine test at home. But if you want to have your blood tested then you have to visit the doctor.

These days’ women do the Test at home as they are inexpensive, private and easy to use. Urine tests tell you in about 2 weeks after ovulation if you are pregnant. While some urine claims that they can tell about the pregnancy just in a day if you are pregnant as early as one day after the missed period.

The Home pregnancy test can be accurate if they are used properly. If the kits are used according to the directions and if the expiry date is checked they turn out to be accurate. You should also know how to use them and when to you use them.

Birth control as we all know is a method to prevent pregnancy. It helps you to decide when to have a child. There are different forms of birth controls. Each has its own pros and cons. It is necessary to know about all the methods that prevent you from being pregnant and at the same time giving you protection. These methods are used before you have sex. But when you have sex and come to know that you are pregnant then Emergency Pills can help you prevent pregnancy even after the sexual intercourse. They help you when an alternative birth control method fails to prevent pregnancy.

Pregnancy can be prevented even after the intercourse by taking the Emergency Contraceptives pills (EC). These pills give the body a short high, bursts of synthetic that disrupts hormone patterns needed for pregnancy. EC is used within 120 hours after the intercourse and is most effective within 24 hours. This is not an abortion pill. It does not let your pregnancy go away if you are already pregnant.

The pill is also known as the “Morning After” pill or as post-coital contraception, the emergency pill works within three days of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The levels of progestin are higher than other birth control pills in Emergency Pills. Although the Emergency pills prevent pregnancy up to 75% they do not protect against the reproductive tract infection and HIV/AIDS. The emergency pill is not effective if it is taken more than three days. The sooner it is taken the more effective it is.

Estrogen- containing EC is safe for women but the hormones can increase the risk for developing blood clots. Emergency Contraceptives reduce the likelihood of becoming pregnant but do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

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