A delayed menstrual cycle is usually considered the first sign of pregnancy for a woman who menstruates regularly and has a regular sexual life. But for a woman with an abnormal cycle it would be difficult to notice it. The accurate proof of pregnancy is pregnancy hormone testing, it can be either
- Home urine test: Very easy to use, affordable, but can give false results as it is not very sensitive. Better done after 14 days from ovulation day.
- Blood testing: It can detect the hormone with 100% accuracy and in a very early period nearly 7 days after fertilization. It also helps in dating pregnancy by measuring the quantity of the hormone.