How to Confirm Pregnancy Without Taking a Test?

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Finding out that you are pregnant is usually a joyful moment. There might be many signs that you are pregnant from the day of conception, but you may not notice them.

While pregnancy tests are the sought after option, there are a few ways by which you can know with reasonable certainty that you are pregnant. In this article, we will  look at how to confirm your pregnancy without a test, for the benefit of expecting parents.

Also Read: How and When to Take a Pregnancy Test

22 Easy Ways to Confirm Pregnancy Without Taking a Test

Ways to Confirm Pregnancy Without Taking a Test

There are a lot of ways  to confirm pregnancy without tests – some involve observing the functions of the body, and others involve understanding how the mother is feeling. Let us take a look at a few ‘symptoms’ of pregnancy.

1. Missing Periods

In most cases, this is the reason women suspect that they are pregnant. When fertilisation occurrs in the uterus, it stops releasing eggs consequently, the woman stops menstruating. Even though missed periods may also be caused due to overeating, stress, and sudden weight changes, it is worth taking a look at if you have been trying to conceive a baby.

2. Spotting

Spotting refers to the phenomenon where  bleeding occurs between a woman’s menstrual cycle. When the fertilised egg implants itself on the wall of the uterus, light bleeding occurs through the vagina. This is usually a couple of weeks after the woman’s  last period. Spotting is usually a concrete sign of pregnancy, so it is  best to consult the doctor if you observe blood at a different time than expected.

Spotting can sometimes also be accompanied by light cramping, which indicates that the egg has implanted itself along the lining of the uterus. Since spotting and cramping can be easily mistaken for the start of another period, here is how you can assess if your cramps are a result of implantation occurring in your uterus:

  • Your cramps might feel like pricks
  • Your cramps might feel like pulls
  • You might have a tingling feeling as a cramp

Implantation cramps may occur 6-12 days after your ovulation has occurred, which is usually also when a period begins, so make sure you assess what your cramps feel like. Remember that these cramps are not severe; if you feel severe cramping in your abdomen, call a doctor immediately.

3. Vomiting

Another common sign that a woman is  pregnant is morning sickness. It is  when a woman gets sick right after waking up and ends up vomiting for the slightest reason. It is caused due to the rising levels of the hormone in the woman and occurs around three weeks after fertilisation has occurred.

4. Feeling Full

Very early during pregnancy, women might feel unnaturally full even without having  consumed  a small amount of food. This feeling may be accompanied by excessive belching, flatulence and intestinal cramps. As the progesterone levels in the body rise, it affects the digestive tract and results in bloating .

5. Sensitive Breasts

Another early sign of pregnancy  is sore breasts. They become tender and swollen and the nipples become tingly at the lightest touch. The colour of the nipple might also turn darker,  and there may be small spots around the area. These spots are usually white in colour.

6. Urination

Hormonal changes occur in a woman’s  body  whenshe is pregnantbecause of which they feel the need to urinate at a much higher frequency than normal. A pregnant woman might have to rush to the washroom every half an hour, owing to increased blood circulation and higher levels of water retention in the body.

7. Pain in the Back

Periods are commonly accompanied by pain in the small of the back, which also happens  during the early stages of pregnancy. The cause of this pain might be FAQs

1. When Can Pregnancy Be Confirmed?

You can confirm your pregnancy around ten days after you first miss your period. The test checks the levels of hCG hormone in the urine, as it increases substantially when she becomes pregnant.

2. When Should You Visit the Doctor to Confirm Pregnancy?

If you doubt that you are pregnant, you can buy a pregnancy test and check for yourself. Once the doubts have been confirmed, you can pay a visit to the doctor. However, if you have a history of problems with your previous pregnancy, go to the doctor as soon as possible.

3. Can You Use Non-medical Ways to Confirm That You Are Pregnant?

They Some home pregnancy tests can be taken with the help of soap, vinegar, toothpaste, bleach, etc.  However, none of these tests should be taken to be 100% accurate – you will have to visit the doctor for that.

4. How Accurate Are the Natural Signs of Detecting Pregnancy?

If only one of the  above-mentioned conditions affects you, then you are most likely not pregnant. However, if you are affected by most of the above symptoms, you can be reasonably sure that you are pregnant.

5. Do Sudden Behavioural Changes Indicate Pregnancy?

If the woman goes through a lot of mood swings and  is not menstruating, it might be an indication that she is pregnant. However, it cannot be taken as a sign that confirms pregnancy – you will have to consult the doctor for that.

6. Can You Confirm Pregnancy From Changes in the Sleep Pattern?

A pregnant woman’s  sleep pattern changes  owing to the increased levels of progesterone in her body. However, a woman might lose sleep due to a host of other reasons, so it is wrong to conclude that someone is pregnant just because she is not sleeping well.

A combination of the above-mentioned signs can indicate that you are pregnant – if only one or two affect you, you are most likely not pregnant. However, do pay the doctor a visit to confirm that you are going to have a baby if you experience some of these symptoms.