After 3 days, nature will again raise me to the hormonal peak, and together with the red flags, we will celebrate the victory over the fact that thanks to contraception, I never got pregnant.
My chest started to hurt yesterday, it happens. But why have I been sick for two days in a row at the thought of food, sweet, and sick even when I don’t think about food. Thoughts, of course, are about this, but who knows 100% what to prepare for, and what victory to celebrate: a victory over nature or a victory of the replenishment of our family.
Looking in the mirror and starting to look closely, there may be some changes, a special glitter in the eyes may appear, but no … everything is as usual. And at the same time vomiting continues on. I work, headphones in my ears lose beautiful classical melodies, from which, oddly enough, too.
Everything got sick … go to the pharmacy and buy a pregnancy test. After all, I need to know why I feel sick and for the sake of what I suffer the second day.
The pregnancy test is such an interesting strip that knows more than me. They all operate using the same principle. In the urine, they can determine the level of hCG.
HCG is a hormone produced during the development of the placenta. This level is found in non-pregnant women in the range of 0–5 mU / ml. Pregnant women from the first week of an interesting situation, the concentration of hCG increases.
I buy in the pharmacy the most powerful test strip that can determine pregnancy already on day 5 of a new life in a woman.
Test strips are divided into 2 types according to their sensitivity:
1) Determines the level of hCG from 10 mU / ml. Such a test can determine pregnancy at 5 days after fertilization. (Fertilization takes place a little after conception).
2) Determines the level of hCG from 25 mU / ml. Such a test is usually cheaper for the first option. It can determine pregnancy at a much later date and only when the placenta is older and can produce hCG at 25 mU / ml.
I run home with a cherished strip on which I read that for a more likely determination of pregnancy, it is necessary to carry out a test in the morning after sleep, using urine, which was able to absorb a new hormone during the night. What is there … wait until the next morning! I changed clothes and let’s check.
With a tremor in my hands and a fast heartbeat, I count seconds, I look at the red liquid on the dough, which is starting to creep away on the strip. One strip? Hooray! One bar and the world remains only to me alone. What if the test was wrong. This happens. Tomorrow I will check again, and in three days I will know for sure.
One strip – I thought, with a certain chagrin of an unfulfilled dream and looked in the mirror. I was still sick.