Pregnancy test before missed period
Most women decide to take a pregnancy test when their period’s missing, but there are also many of them who are too anxious to wait and want to take a pregnancy test before a missed period. In other words, they don’t believe in the accuracy of the pregnancy’s signs anymore and they choose to find out the truth by other methods. There are two ways to detect a pregnancy: clinic tests and home ones, but due to their advantages – the most chosen ones are home tests: they are cheaper and they allow women to find out if they are pregnant or not in the privacy of their own homes.
As you probably know, home tests’ instructions indicate you to take it the day you have missed your period; but what if you don’t have any missed period and you simply want to find out earlier, without expecting it? That’s why one of the most frequent women’s questions is: “which is the proper moment to take a pregnancy test before missed period?”.
First of all, you could follow the doctors’ recommendation and take it two weeks after ovulation (which means two weeks after the moment you think you have conceived), but for most women this is a long waiting time and they could already have a missed period until then. So for most of them the question would be: “which is the earliest moment to take a pregnancy test before a missed period?”.
There isn’t a fixed date, generally accepted, regarding the earliest day to take a pregnancy test because every woman’s body is different and acts differently. To better understand which this moment could be, you should know how these home tests work, which is very simple: they have to detect the presence and levels of the pregnancy hormone in a woman’s body, hormone which appears in her body of course only when she gets pregnant. But you have to know that it’s produced by the placenta only after the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterine wall, implantation which does not occur until 6 days after ovulation. Therefore, as this hormone is not in your body in those 6 days, it’s useless to take a pregnancy test because it will surely give you a negative result, which could be a false one.
As a conclusion, you can get an accurate result even though you are taking the pregnancy test before a missed period. The earliest moment you can take it is the 7′th day after the moment you think you have conceived, but this is not a rule; an actual rule could be: the more accurate you want the result the later you should take the test.